Month: March 2010

A Little Something About Speaking Too Soon

Let me tell you a story… Once upon a time, there was a girl. Girl had the run of the town. She did whatever she wanted and lived her single life however she saw fit. Then, out of the blue, she met a boy. This boy fought very hard for her attention. Even after the first date, things were intense. He fought her walls and worries. She let him into her life. He made her believe that some guys were actually okay. He needed her to know that. But a few weeks later, the boy wasn’t so sure anymore. He wasn’t so sure this was right, and so he ended it then, before it had even begun… I have never broken up with anyone before. There are many reasons for this. One being because I have never been honest with myself, or my partner. There are many reasons. I know myself more now and know what I want and what I feel – And this just didn’t feel right. So, for the first time, I ended this before it had a real chance to get anywhere significant. Perhaps I spoke too soon on the last post? She says she’ll wake up tomorrow and be okay. I’m not sure I can believe that. Maybe my ego won’t let that be the case, but I find it hard to believe that...

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A Little Bit About Freedom Of Speech and SpeakZA

Following the outcry, and some ridiculous statements, I am part of the movement. I’m posting this as a proud member of the #SpeakZA movement. If you’re a blogger who cares about freedom of speech, join us today and speak out against the ANCYL’s bully-boy tactics. The words below were written by Sipho Hlongwane. I salute his courage and his gumption. Last week, shocking revelations concerning the activities of the ANC Youth League spokesperson Nyiko Floyd Shivambu came to the fore. According to a letter published in various news outlets, a complaint was laid by 19 political journalists with the Secretary General of the ANC, against Shivambu. This complaint letter detailed attempts by Shivambu to leak a dossier to certain journalists, purporting to expose the money laundering practices of Dumisani Lubisi, a journalist at the City Press. The letter also detailed the intimidation that followed when these journalists refused to publish these revelations. We condemn in the strongest possible terms the reprisals against journalists by Shivambu. His actions constitute a blatant attack on media freedom and a grave infringement on Constitutional rights. It is a disturbing step towards dictatorial rule in South Africa. We call on the ANC and the ANC Youth League to distance themselves from the actions of Shivambu. The media have, time and again, been a vital democratic safeguard by exposing the actions of individuals who have abused...

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A Little Something About Randomnessness

I am a bad blogger. There, I said it. I have a hoard of posts to write. Good ones too, but I just can’t get my ass into gear and do it. So it’s come down to this. A summary. Maybe of posts to come, or maybe just a filler. I don’t know. Just words. My blog has been down for a while. The second time in a month or so. It’s annoying. And so I’m considering moving. In fact, I’ve already begun this process. Asking around, everyone has an opinion, and very rarely are they the same, so it’s one of those things where you make a decision and you’re that one example of that provider being crap. But we’ll wait and see what happens. In other news, however, my blog (me actually blogging) turned one.  Yaaaaay! I posted my very first blog post, Your Everything, on the 17th of March, 2009. I love my blog and was such a big part of getting to where I needed to be, and hopefully, will continue to be that. I went on a desert adventure into the Namib desert a few weeks ago. For this, there will be at least one post on just to share some of the experiences, because it really was a spectacular one.  This photo here is from there.  You can check out the other pics...

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