Mere Observations

An Honest, Open Letter to Gautrain…

… more specifically, the people, the apparent humans who run/control the companies that own the Gautrain system and ensure that it’s operating. Dear You People, Hi. I’m just a little commuter, but I have some big pronouncements. You may or may not be surprised by what I have to say. First off, I want to say…… Continue reading An Honest, Open Letter to Gautrain…

Mere Observations · People

Self-Care is ‘Ignoring a Bigot Online and Continuing With Your Life’

via Daily Prompt: Qualm “IDGAF*,” she casually replied, amid reams of other comments, for the purpose of subtly yet solidly expressing her nonchalance and disregard for something that is a worry for others. But she should’ve known (and at least accepted) that it struck her. And it wouldn’t leave her mind until clickbait of a…… Continue reading Self-Care is ‘Ignoring a Bigot Online and Continuing With Your Life’

Personally Speaking...

The Bat Incident of July ’16

Have you ever found animals or creatures, that should belong in a gutter or cave, in your house at some point? The Internet has opened my eyes, making me aware of the horrific situations other people find themselves in. Even before I was fully exposed to the Internet, I read something that said ‘while you…… Continue reading The Bat Incident of July ’16

Mere Observations · People

The Other Part of Adulting (in South Africa), Part 1

No, don’t press the back arrow! I know, you’re probably sick of this damned word and don’t think there could be any more to expand on the concept of adulting. Hell, there’s already a book (or more) written about it. Let’s not even go into what it means, because it’s pretty obvious, for adults and…… Continue reading The Other Part of Adulting (in South Africa), Part 1

Personally Speaking...

I Write To Clear The Clutter In My Head

The Thing About Me, when it comes to writing, is that my brain is a browser with hundreds of tabs open. Not an original metaphor but a very true one (shout out to whoever thought it first, you knew what the deal was!). Understandably, this chaos makes me run slow sometimes. I sometimes feel like…… Continue reading I Write To Clear The Clutter In My Head

Uncategorized

EDM Subgenres As Coworkers

When most people think of the genre that is EDM (electronic dance music), they may think of heavy bass, ear-piercing 808-horns, obnoxious party behaviour, a whole lights-and-lasers show. The website, EDMMUSICJUNKIES, notes, “The music is largely created for use by disc jockeys and is produced with the intention of it being heard in the context of a…… Continue reading EDM Subgenres As Coworkers

Race

Admissions That Can Strip Me of My Blackness

Back in my foolish, ‘ain’t-shit’, self-hating days, I thought that because I liked odd shit, and was always on a mission to improve my vocabulary that I was a ‘better Black’. Then I woke up to the fact that no kind of personality trait or hobby or interest can be attributed to one race in…… Continue reading Admissions That Can Strip Me of My Blackness

People · Personally Speaking...

Internet Friends: when the people in your actual life are not enough*

About ten years ago, if you told someone you had a friend and they asked where y’all met, and you said, “Online”, that person would squint their eyes with suspicion and warn you about not getting too friendly with people you’ve never seen in real life. In the age of Catfish and online scams, you…… Continue reading Internet Friends: when the people in your actual life are not enough*

Personally Speaking...

“If you gaze long into an abyss…”

  … the abyss looks right back at you and asks, “Aye, you gonna jump or nah? “I know you want to….” you hear, as the taunting echoes trail away. The unknown (assumed) territory that lays low, low beneath a steep cliff is always presumed to be dark and treacherous. Scary things lurk down there.…… Continue reading “If you gaze long into an abyss…”