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Being Single, Thinking Double – A Death In The Family

Being Single, Thinking Double – A Death In The Family

Nineteen Eighty Four began with such promise. My mother was well, my army days were over, it was summer and all was good in the world, for a while that is. I was job hunting, had been for a couple of interviews, the most promising was with […]

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With Thanks On My Birthday

With Thanks On My Birthday

Gratitude lists are quite the rage on Facebook at the moment and although I have sworn blindly that I will not start my own I would like to say thank you to each and every one of you today without mentioning your names. Listen carefully and I […]

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Being Single, Thinking Double – My Mom’s Illness

Being Single, Thinking Double – My Mom’s Illness

In 1979, young dumb and full of [energy] I matriculated from Highlands Boys and headed off to Wits University. It was a time of wine, women and song. The songs were by The Rolling Stones, the women were free and easy and I always promised I would […]

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Come Healing Of The Body, Come Healing Of The Mind

Come Healing Of The Body, Come Healing Of The Mind

As spring slowly descends here in the Southern Hemisphere, the days get a little longer, the nights a little warmer, we all start to unwrap ourselves from our warm warm clothes and our thoughts turn to shedding a few unwanted pounds. It seems like a natural progression […]

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Being Single Thinking Double – My Parents Divorce

Being Single Thinking Double – My Parents Divorce

“Straight out of left field” so the saying goes and the day my mom called us in and told us she was going to ask my dad to leave, I simply had no idea why. I had never seen them fight or argue, I had no inkling […]

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Being Single Thinking Double – The Early Days

Being Single Thinking Double – The Early Days

A Modern Man’s Guide to Raising a Daughter I was born in September of 1961 in Pretoria, South Africa, the first child of Harry & Sadie. My childhood, although a bit of a blur by now, was a happy one. Growing up in the 60s and 70s […]

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Being Single Thinking Double – The Intro

Being Single Thinking Double – The Intro

A Modern Man’s Guide to Raising a Daughter To my beautiful daughter Sasha Eve Said who has always been the joy in my heart and the smile on my face. “If I could give you but one gift, it would be to see yourself through my eyes […]

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How To Get Great Service In A Restaurant (Always!)

How To Get Great Service In A Restaurant (Always!)

I am often asked how I am able to get great service from waitstaff when I go out. let me assure you it is not because they have my picture posted on the notice board under “Big Tippers” or “Friggin Blog Writers” it is because after almost […]

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The Difference Between Men And Women

The Difference Between Men And Women

Found on the internet many years ago! Let’s say a guy named Roger is attracted to a woman named Elaine. He asks her out to a movie; she accepts; they have a pretty good time. A few nights later he asks her out to dinner, and again […]

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To Sasha On Her Batmitzvah

To Sasha On Her Batmitzvah

For reasons beyond my own control, I will not be able to stand up at your batmitzvah party and deliver the words I would like the whole world to hear, I will not be able to present you with a video story we have talked about for […]

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