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Are we just going in circles? Maybe not.

Are we just going in circles? Maybe not.

Are we just going in circles? Maybe not. Have you ever heard of Lorraine Hansberry? No? Me neither, until earlier today. I was listening to one of my current favourite narrators, Adjoa Andoh, read “The Devil That Danced on the Water: A Daughter’s...
Making presentations “sticky” with stories

Making presentations “sticky” with stories

Making presentations “sticky” with stories I love this story: Christopher Wren was a famous English architect and builder who lived from 1632-1723. Legend has it that he was walking past three stone cutters working on the rebuilding of St. Paul’s...

Ponte: Tower of Dreams

Ponte: Tower of Dreams In 1975, the Ponte tower in Johannesburg’s Berea was sparkling and new and highly desirable. Its 464 apartments were 90% let, including the one- and two-bedroomed luxury flats on floors 41-46; the luxury three-bedroomed flats on floors 47-50;...
In Defence of Open-Mindedness

In Defence of Open-Mindedness

In Defence of Open-Mindedness Last week, we stayed in a lovely B&B in a medieval town called Dürnstein in Lower Austria. The people were wonderful, the food delicious, the wine even better but the weather… Meh. It could have been better, especially considering...
Literacy first, please

Literacy first, please

Literacy first, please I’m a big supporter of literacy projects, whatever the language, and whilst oral storytelling imparts a number of literacy skills, the ability to actually read is fundamental, and often something that readers take for granted. With literacy in...
Is Zero Waste Living Really Zero Waste?

Is Zero Waste Living Really Zero Waste?

Is Zero Waste Living Really Zero Waste? I read a lot of books and articles that talk about Zero Waste living, and at some point I realised that I “thought” that I knew what “zero waste living” meant but that I’d never spent time looking into the “movement” and...