Worldview: The township and taverns

I am sitting in the veranda, stars glistening ever so beautifully, crickets in various spots shouting in unison, it's become an orchestra, quite frankly. All the while, from afar, I hear music blaring violently. It's a Sunday. The streets are dead quiet! But, I can mental-picture clusters of people, smothered, crushed together and sweating up …

Toothache, books and my bed

First, I gotta honestly tell ya! The pain is searing. I have been postponing the extraction of the tooth that's giving me hell. Part of the reason is, I convinced myself that the pain came from my gum tissues than a ruined tooth. Denial much? Second thing I wish to share with you is this: …

Losing a legend is never easy

The first of December has become a significant day for me. This is the day my father passed on last year. And as you can imagine, the entire month was just a drag. The year 2016 started on a sad note. It was incredibly difficult. When you lose a hero, a pillar, you feel like …

Would you take advice on success from a homeless man?

Part of the reason I pose this question is because of our culture of respecting and at other times, pandering unnecessarily to what looks good on the surface. We are told to shy away from people who attempt to tell us about success or building something of value whereas they're failures and have never succeeded …

What an individual named Phakiso Tsotetsi teaches us about self-confidence and worldly experiences

He is a suave, well-mannered gentleman, with the confidence to match. Tall, bold-headed, easy going, kind and spots a smile that renders him likable, and happens to be as every bit of eloquent as he is confident. Oh, pedantic and a master at manning business operations, too. An amazing storyteller, he often talks about access …

I miss you

There's just no way one can spend one's time with someone else. And share space, emotions, dreams, fears, et cetera with them and not leave an imprint of one's character behind. Or not be impacted oneself. Of course, one can attempt to mask that impact. That sadness, heartache and longing because it shows, what, weakness, …

Put a thread through yourself

Don't lose the essence when you go digital. Be the person you want to be offline, the bestest version of yourself, and then, take that awesome-ness online! That's it. I often see people and businesses that are one thing in the "real world" and something totally different on their online platforms. The experience you derive …

Fractured is attractive. Polished is dull.

I admire Eminem's honesty. For one, he's intense in his writing. And he confronts what hurts and often, what other people shy away from dealing with. I am of the opinion that honesty and total openness, vulnerability, the imperfections and all, is the true display of trust. When someone bares all of themselves for you …

Design your online presence (be deliberate)

Leveraging the online platforms available to us today to thrust our stories far and wide was only a dream a few decades earlier. Social media has become a place where talent gets discovered, news get broken and we don't wait for weeks -- we feel the impact immediately. Occurrences get revealed as they take form. …

You have a home in my heart

Of late, I like to think about all the fun we had. You know, the raucous laughing encounters. The standing in the cold for hours just talking. I recall that it took forcing ourselves to part ways. The conversations in person about something other people would prefer to resolve over the phone because it seems …