Smiling…in the midst…..of L.

Following the recent shocking news of yet another mass shooting in the USA, a completely unrelated post on a friend’s Facebook page today regarding the wearing of masks and my foray into work as a tour guide over the past year, I felt compelled to write this blog. Once again varying media reports following up […]

An Audience of 1

  It has been a very long time since I blogged! I’ve missed writing! I normally have much to say! It’s time! A year ago after a testing 4 year season of unemployment, I became a qualified tour guide with the South African Tourist department, registered to guide in the Western Cape Province. The classes, required […]

Can I be a citizen of heaven and still be patriotic?

  Can I be a citizen of heaven and still be patriotic? I found myself challenged by this question by a friend (Rob) when I posted this exquisite and heavily meaningful picture on Facebook recently. The sculpture is crafted by French artist Frances Bruno Catalano and depicts a man who has had to sadly leave his home, loved ones […]

Seeing the Forest despite the trees

  If someone can’t see the forest for the trees, they get so caught up in small details that they fail to understand the bigger picture. -Definition courtesy of “Mr Google”. I thought I’d ‘play’with this idiom as a recent launch of a new Facebook Page I created, had me thinking Its so true that in this […]

Paying it forward with a chainsaw

  Hi…my name is Ray…..and I am a self-confessed Facebook-aholic! There…its the open…..ready for ridicule and the abundance of negativity around the subject! However I’m okay with this as my Facebook activities, spanning nearly 8 years has been predominantly intentional and with a purpose. Granted in the process I ‘like’, share and get involved in […]

Snakes and ladders and life

  In recent times I’ve had the privilege of playing games of Snakes and Ladders with 2 of my 3 grandsons. The 3rd grandson Liam, lives in Canada and is only 19 months old, so together with his brother to come (due next month) will have to wait their turn.  My first “Championship” was with my oldest grandie  Justin, who lives 1100 kms […]

Sport and Politics can co-exist.

  As I begin writing I apologise to my non-rugby-following brethren for my emphasis on the game during this blog, but I believe because of its significance, it will pique your interest. Two days ago was the 20th Anniversary of the infamous victory by the Springbok rugby team over arch rivals and pre-tournament favourites New Zealand […]