My Blanket story

Lets make sure that this winter we remember the homeless in our city. At the end of this month, buy some extra blankets, beanies, scarves, gloves… wait for a cold night and then conspire with some friends to go make some new friends, friends who are homeless or really need some of your TLC… take peanut butter...

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A story I heard today…

We had coffee today with a man (and his brother) who was sent to prison (and spent 9 years there) for a crime he says he did not commit. He has now been out of prison for 9 years. While awaiting trial in prison he met a mutual friend Colin Bompas who all those years back attended all of his court appearances, visited him,...

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JMPD – a law unto themselves

Here is a link to the YouTube video On the 10 March at 5:35pm I found a JMPD vehicle (registration CR61DSGP) double parked in Kotze Street in Hillbrow. Where were the 4 officers? They were busy eating at a restaurant. I went in, asked the officers why they had double parked and the one explained that they would be leaving shortly....

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Fight? Flight? …a third way

We are often taught and think intuitively that there are two ways to resist violence or oppression – Fight or Flight. In the FIGHT mode, we retaliate, get back, seek revenge, or we want an eye-for-an-eye plus punishment. In the FLIGHT mode, we run, escape, ignore, never speak to them again, or avoid facing the challenge. One...

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“The church is a whore but she is my mother” Unknown

I have been reflecting on our journey in relation to our participation in our local church. As you may know, we relocated almost 2 years ago from a 6 bedroom home in a gated middle class suburb to live in a converted 2-bed apartment in the notorious inner-city suburb of Hillbrow, Johannesburg, South Africa with our then 5 children....

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The power of nutrition

I met with an Asoka fellow (https://www.ashoka.org/), Johannesburg resident, industrial chemist and e-Pap developer, Basil Kransdorff, yesterday. It was a very interesting and inspiring meeting. He showed me some remarkable photos and shared lots of stories of recovery of health of people, many literally on their death beds, as...

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