Category: Life

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The last Supper?

Ahh,  Dinner time.  The time statistically proven to keep families healthier together for longer…. or maybe not? I’m going to describe my dinner time last night.  I should be awarded a medal of valor...

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On fire

  July 2017 was a very difficult month for me.  My mother decided that she would fly 18 hours from Johannesburg to be with me through my struggles.  This is not an easy trip,...

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Mrs Pells

Mrs Pells and her poodle Sasha were my neighbors untill I was 12.  After heightened crime in my area due to the end of apartheid my parents decided to move to the northwest suburb...

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Fighting a swastika

When I was a young girl living in my ex Hare Krishna hotel house we had a few anti-sematic incidences.  One of them remains strongly engrained in my head.  Not just the experience, but...

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Living in a Hare Krishna hotel

Did you know that I grew up in an ex Hare Krishna hotel? That’s right till I was 12 I grew up in a home that was previously a Harw Krishna Hotel!  It was...

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Just the moment

This morning as i sat on my couch with my coffee radiating warmth into my fingers I made a choice to be present. My mind was off wondering to the endless laundry list of...

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Pancakes with debri

This morning was a pancake morning. Kid 2 requested them and I wanted to go out of my way for him. I’m so proficient at pancake making (we make it from scratch at least...

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No apple pies from new neighbor

Almost a year ago we moved to our new house. The move was very difficult for me for many reasons, but the excitement of a new house and new neighbors helped us get through...

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Breakfast with Baboons

Some stories I just can’t make up. This is one of them. When I was about 14 my family and I went to Magaliesberg- the mountains, about 2 hours away from Johannesburg. One morning...