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Grunt - 16 April 2014
Grunt - 16 April 2014 Sometimes, my wife comes to me and asks me if I’ve seen such-and-such or so-and-so because she’s looked everywhere and it - whatever it might be - has...
Grunt - 09 April 2014
Grunt - 09 April 2014 You may remember that 29 March was Earth Hour. That was the night as many of us as feasible were going to turn off our lights, to use as little electricity as possible...
Grunt - 02 April 2014
Grunt - 02 April 2014 We were bumbling down one of the city’s main roads when my eye caught a glimpse of a poster advertising something by or about Centlec. Since this poster - as well...
Grunt - 26 March 2014
Grunt - 26 March 2014 The other day, we woke up to find the entire city shrouded in mist; visibility was down to a minimum. Two things were remarkable about this. The first was that, at that...
Grunt - 19 March 2014
Grunt - 19 March 2014 There’s an old joke about a superstitious gambler heading for the racetrack. On the way there, he remembered that he had woken up at 5.25 a.m.; that he had to catch...
Grunt - 12 March 2014
Grunt - 12 March 2014 I suppose good manners are regarded in some circles as rather an old-fashioned idea in this day and age of self-assertion, self-aggrandisement, and self-satisfaction. The...
Grunt - 05 March 2014
Grunt - 05 March 2014 I have a very dear cousin who lives in England - in one of the remaining dry parts - and he has been kind enough to send me what he has called a real-life Grunt...
Grunt - 26 February 2014
Grunt - 26 February 2014 You may remember that a couple of weeks ago I was rattling on about Australians, shark nets, and stuff like that. Well, it seems that the Aussies are a little confused...
Grunt - 19 February 2014
Grunt - 19 February 2014 Have you noticed how an image, a recollection, a memory will pop up out of the blue, rather like the little red flag - Time Expired - on the old parking meters, when we...
Grunt - 05 February 2014
Grunt - 05 February 2014 Just about everyone who lives close to Hamilton Park has something to say about the way it is being treated. And since I'm one of those, I feel entitled to say to say my...
Grunt - 18 Decemer 2013
Grunt - 18 Decemer 2013 Having been in Gauteng the week before, I didn’t think it would be possible to find worst drivers in the country. But a few days’ stay in the Eastern Cape put...
Grunt 11 Desember 2013
Grunt 11 Desember 2013  Last Saturday, we went to a lovely family wedding. It was pretty much everything a wedding should be. But, for us, there was a major problem: it was in Gauteng....
Grunt - 4 December 2013
Grunt - 4 December 2013 First, boundless heartfelt thanks to all those people involved in rescuing the dog from Kimberley's Big Hole. It was an amazing feat, one which that resilient dog truly...
Grunt - 27 November 2013
Grunt - 27 November 2013 In the course of the average life - whatever "average" means - we live in a variety of dwellings. The customary cycle starts with the place you are brought up...
Grunt - 20 November 2013
Grunt - 20 November 2013 Some readers may remember that, back in the early nineties, a group called Mike + the Mechanics produced a hit song entitled "Word of Mouth". For the nostalgia...
Grunt - 13 November 2013
Grunt - 13 November 2013 Last week, I was re-reading a book simply called Cities. It came out in 1981, and features thirteen well-known celebrities talking about their favourite city. The book...
Grunt - 6 November 2013
Grunt - 6 November 2013 Now, it’s not unusual for minibuses to have names of various kinds; Explicit Content is one rather bewildering local example. Large haulage lorries also carry names...
Grunt - 30 October 2013
Grunt - 30 October 2013 In the film version of The Silence of the Lambs, Clarice Starling, the rookie policewoman seeking urgent answers to the spate of unsolved killings, gets to speak to the...
Grunt - 23 October 2013
Grunt - 23 October 2013 TONY ULLYATT Unfortunately, this week I haven't read any reports of storks being arrested for spying or of coconuts being incarcerated for summoning up evil spirits to...
Grunt - 16 October 2013
Grunt - 16 October 2013 Quite recently, my students had to write an essay on either the ethical responsibilities of photojournalists or on hustling. We should think of the hustle as a sort of...
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