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The whiteness of racism

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racism: noun: prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior. Growing up and growing older in South Africa, has given me plenty of opportunities to see racism … Continue reading

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A rant on behalf of women…

You can never be too rich or too thin, said Wallis Simpson, pithily summing up a lot that is wrong with the world. Women are constantly pressured to conform to external views of beauty and presentation. There are many aspects of the social … Continue reading

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Pamukkale, “cotton castles”, was the highlight of our year’s sightseeing. This incredible natural formation is in south west Turkey, 3 hours from the coast along some of the nicest freeways I’ve had the pleasure of driving in Turkey, Greece or Albania. … Continue reading

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Boat schooling

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It was a huge shock to us all when Aidan failed his mid-term exams. He’d gone back to SA to see his dad, and the school arranged 2 days for him to come in and write the June exams for … Continue reading

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Driving in Shqipëria and Hellas

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Shqipëria, or Albania, has only seen an influx of vehicles in the last 15+ years. In the communist days, cars were a rarity. Driving around the country, you can’t help but notice how many large Mercs there are – obviously … Continue reading

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Half way

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We have been on our catamaran, Footprints, for half a year now. It seems like a good mark to summarize the trip, and how I find life as a live-aboard family. We started the year in Cyprus. Looking back, we … Continue reading

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I’ve had some amazing luck in my life. I do believe that part of it is that I go through life looking for opportunities (all sorts: business, social, health …), so I tend to see more of them as they … Continue reading

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