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The Power Of Blah Blah Blah, Or Mouthing Off About Books

There is one question authors always ask me – how will you market my book effectively (closely followed by “What do you mean you’re not printing 10 000?”)? It’s a very valid question, and unfortunately just staring off vacantly into space doesn’t really cut ...

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To The End of The World, Or How U2 Can Plan For Retirement

After five decades, U2 need an exit strategy. Black rappers do it better than white rockers. That’s my opinion anyway; though I’m sure fans with more intimate knowledge of musicians have split opinions. I’m talking about retirement, of course. Exhibit A: Dr. Dre. Used to be ...

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The Secret Of Story, Or Write Where You Need To Be

Stories drive us. They inspire us to vote for politicians. They make sense of our world – and ourselves. They help us make decisions about our own existence. On November 8 and 9, we will be telling stories to inspire you. Our Secret of ...

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Ralph Goldswain: The Chronicle Of Jeremiah Goldswain, 1820 Settler

The lives of the obscure are an essential corrective to South Africa’s traditional emphasis on the towering personalities of the past. Familiar events gain a subtly different slant when refracted through the experience of ordinary people. Jeremiah Goldswain fits the bill exactly. He arrived in ...

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Alleviating Airport Angst, Or A Sacrifice This Side Of Security

Airport angst. It’s a thing. Anyone who’s felt annoyed when they’ve had to arrive at a placed composed primarily of tiles and x-ray machines four hours before they’ll be able to leave it ahead of an international flight has suffered from this condition. The bulk of ...

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The Power Of Blah Blah Blah, Or Mouthing Off About Books

There is one question authors always ask me – how will you market my book effectively (closely followed by “What do you mean you’re not printing 10 000?”)? It’s a very valid question, and unfortunately just staring ...

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A Reputation Waiting To Be Rescued, Or Reflections On Tree63 From A Guy Who’s Never Heard Of Gareth Cliff0

A Reputation Waiting To Be Rescued, Or Reflections On Tree63 From A Guy Who’s Never Heard Of Gareth Cliff

Not many love affairs (musical of otherwise) start with a recommendation from your mother.  As with many things, Tree63 was different (or Tree as they were known back when kids still played outside and people left ...

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Excerpt From Burning By Joan De La Haye, Or Witch Way To Pretoria?0

Excerpt From Burning By Joan De La Haye, Or Witch Way To Pretoria?

Marcie Grove is a lonely witch. After a full moon ritual she decides to do something about the abysmal state of her love life. Making use of a powerful spell to cure her sad state of ...

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Alleviating Airport Angst, Or A Sacrifice This Side Of Security

Airport angst. It’s a thing. Anyone who’s felt annoyed when they’ve had to arrive at a placed composed primarily of tiles and x-ray machines four hours before they’ll be able to leave it ahead of an international flight ...

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Cultural Comeback, Or Say Hello To Auntie0

Cultural Comeback, Or Say Hello To Auntie

The iconic Tan’ Malie Se Winkel, just west of the Arc de Triomphed Hartbeespoort Dam wall, went through a long, sad patch when it felt like the authenticity that made the place an appealing tourist attraction ...

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Personable Probosces, Or Why The Long Face?0

Personable Probosces, Or Why The Long Face?

These photographs were taken at the petting zoo/farmyard at Seasons Lifestyle Estate near Brits. Other people go there to invest in property or to play golf. To each his own.

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The Secret Of Story, Or Write Where You Need To Be0

The Secret Of Story, Or Write Where You Need To Be

Stories drive us. They inspire us to vote for politicians. They make sense of our world – and ourselves. They help us make decisions about

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Frank Fenter Inducted Into The Georgia Music Hall Of Fame0

Frank Fenter Inducted Into The Georgia Music Hall Of Fame

The late Frank Fenter was recognized for his contributions to the music industry with his induction into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. The 36th Annual

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