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Grunt- 22 January 2015
Grunt- 22 January 2015  A strange thing happened last week, although the story goes back to 1975. My wife and a teacher friend of hers were having coffee, chatting, and catching up on...
Grunt - 15 January 2015
Grunt - 15 January 2015 So the silly season is finally over. And not a minute too soon as far as I’m concerned: profiteering running rampant. They say the problem with common sense is...
Grunt - 18 December 2014
Grunt - 18 December 2014 I’d just begun to write this piece last Sunday evening – we were in East London and it was about 10 pm – when load shedding plunged us into total...
Grunt - 11 December 2014
Grunt - 11 December 2014 This weekend, I’m writing this piece in East London. We drove down, our journey interrupted on several occasions by roadworks and their accompanying stop-goes. Some...
Grunt - 04 December 2014
Grunt - 04 December 2014 On our way to the Waterfront last week, we found ourselves in a long convoy of cars and lorries trapped behind an extremely slow construction vehicle. At first, it was...
Grunt - 27 November 2014
Grunt - 27 November 2014 I wonder if I’m the only soul in this town who feels profoundly fed up with being asked to pay outrageous prices – an example: a small glass of really nasty...
Grunt - 20 November 2014
Grunt - 20 November 2014 Some Sundays, I sit in front of the laptop screen and realise I’m stumped. I’ve got nothing to say. Usually, I reflect on the week, remembering what struck me...
Grunt - 13 November 2014
Grunt - 13 November 2014 From time to time, I explore a number of web sites that offer strange news. Strange news has little or nothing to do with the political shenanigans that fill up so much...
Grunt - 06 November 2014
Grunt - 06 November 2014 My wife and I were having lunch the other day at one of those nice places where there is a sort of smorgasbord of beautifully cooked food. You dollop a bit of this and a...
Grunt - 30 October 2014
Grunt - 30 October 2014 My father always said that a man only ever needed to buy one evening suit in his lifetime. I suggested that perhaps such a suit might go out of fashion over the years....
Grunt - 23 October 2014
Grunt - 23 October 2014 As you may well know, I sit in front of my laptop on Sundays evenings, waiting for inspiration. I stare at the screen until something strikes me. It’s a waiting...
Grunt - 16 October 2014
Grunt - 16 October 2014 I gathered recently that some Post Office workers have been on strike for a while. I asked someone working at a postal outlet what were they striking for? The answer was...
Grunt - 09 October 2014
Grunt - 09 October 2014 Here we go again. Another week of newspaper placards plastered all over the town, announcing the woeful deeds of the famous – of which there seem to be few enough...
Grunt - 02 October 2014
Grunt - 02 October 2014 My cousin sent me a photograph taken when I visited them in Harare (although in those days, it was called Salisbury). I was nineteen years old, and a student at what was...
Grunt - 25 September 2014
Grunt - 25 September 2014 My wife and I went for a walk the other day, and, in the process, passed a bus stop. Plastered on the inside of the shelter is a contact number advertising abortions and...
Grunt - 18 September 2014
Grunt - 18 September 2014 You may recall last week, I wrote about Mr Lee and the thirteen daughters that were the consequence of his dynastic urges. You may also remember that I left readers with...
Grunt - 11 September 2014
Grunt - 11 September 2014 Mr Lee - at least, that’s what I think his name was – lived just down the hill in Swain’s Avenue when I was a small child, before we began our...
Grunt - 04 September 2014
Grunt - 04 September 2014 Some time ago, I had this idea: I was going to compile a Book of Lies. It wasn’t going to be a guidebook for the uncreative or anything like that. Nor was it going...
Grunt - 28 August 2014
Grunt - 28 August 2014 I was born on an island, so it’s hardly surprising that the sea, ships, and boats played a large part in my early life. There were car trips to what was referred to...
Grunt - 21 August 2014
Grunt - 21 August 2014 Last week, I was interested to see a new man at one of the city’s traffic lights, holding a placard. He was neatly dressed in a long-sleeved shirt and tie,...
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