In which Randolph almost dies by misadventure with a microwave

It has been said that I am the luckiest person I know, not least because I keep avoiding death by misadventure. At times I feel like Devon Sawa in Final Destination. One evening in November 2017, my lovely husband made dinner as usual, before going off to work at the hospital. It was chicken, and … Continue reading In which Randolph almost dies by misadventure with a microwave

Now I’m envisioning him talking like a wookiee

Gritty

Gritty is the recently unveiled mascot for the Philadelphia Flyers, an ice hockey team in the National Hockey League. Researching that sentence just now, I learned more about Gritty than I knew before. Despite not being au fait with Gritty's origin story, I've been enamoured with his image and without realising it, I have contributed … Continue reading Now I’m envisioning him talking like a wookiee

Pineapple George: thirty minutes of mayhem and bison blood

In 2005, I taught Computer Literacy at Beaulieu College in Kyalami. It was fun. During my time there, I helped some students produce a play, based on an extremely short story I wrote in my youth, called Pineapple George. This was the transmogrified version, with undue credit. I hope this haunts their Google searches in … Continue reading Pineapple George: thirty minutes of mayhem and bison blood