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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,...
Grunt - 14 August 2014
Grunt - 14 August 2014 It’s hard to believe that this is Grunt Number 250. That amounts to more than 80000 words – the length of decent-sized novel – since I began writing in...
Grunt - 07 August 2014
Grunt - 07 August 2014 There’s a problem with corruption in this country. That is a truism and a cliché. But you tend not to expect it to creep into the airy realms of the literary...
Grunt - 31 July 2014
Grunt - 31 July 2014 I know, I know. I’m always going on about illiteracy, all those people who don’t read and who would much rather squat in front of the demon screen totally...
Grunt - 24 July 2014
Grunt - 24 July 2014 For whatever reasons, we wound up at the Vryfees. We didn’t have anything scheduled, nothing specific to see; just a wander round the stalls, a leisurely lunch, and...
Grunt - 17 July 2014
Grunt - 17 July 2014 You’d have thought that I would have become used to moving by now. I’ve done it more than fifty times: from house to house, suburb to suburb, city to city,...
Grunt - 10 July 2014
Grunt - 10 July 2014 Surrealism is defined as “a twentieth-century movement in art and literature purporting to express the subconscious mind by the phenomena of dreams” (COD:...
Grunt - 03 July 2014
Grunt - 03 July 2014 A few days before Father’s Day, my wife and I were doing some shopping in various places around town, and my attention was caught by the mountainous displays of...
Grunt - 26 June 2014
Grunt - 26 June 2014 A week or so ago, my wife published a story about her father's childhood online in The Yellow Door. It reminded me of a time when I was a child in Port Sudan. We had...
Grunt - 19 June 2014
Grunt - 19 June 2014 As some of you might know, I’ve been writing and publishing poetry for the last forty-odd years, so I’ve grown extremely picky about how words are chosen and...
Grunt - 12 June 2014
Grunt - 12 June 2014 When I was an undergraduate student in Durban, Saturdays were the times when we got the chance to hit the beach. Well, you could if some mean-spirited lecturer...
Grunt - 05 June 2014
Grunt - 05 June 2014 We were at one of our preferred eateries the other day, when a short, distinctly plain-looking man strode in and commandeered a back table. The waitress said, “Oh,...
Grunt - 29 May 2014
Grunt - 29 May 2014 Some years ago, I recall Trevor Manuel, when he was flavour of the month, saying that one of the problems with our education system was that we were producing graduates...
Grunt - 21 May 2014
Grunt - 21 May 2014 It's a sobering thought that I've had this passion for poetry for more than fifty years - that's more than half a century! And I'm as just as fascinated now, if not more...
Grunt - 14 May 2014
Grunt - 14 May 2014 Isn’t it strange, how, after you’ve been living in a city for more than thirty years, you find yourself driving one of the more-than-familiar routes through...
Grunt - 07 May 2014
Grunt - 07 May 2014 Owning a property necessarily means ongoing maintenance, improvements, extensions, and whatever else the purchasers dream of and the bank manager permits. But, the theory...
Grunt - 30 April 2014
Grunt - 30 April 2014 I know I’ve prattled on on previous occasions about the importance of reading as well as the general failure of the school education system to make a concerted...
Grunt - 23 April 2014
Grunt - 23 April 2014 I was quite taken by an item I read last week which centres on that Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared. Jestingly, the writer suggested a brief scenario that would...
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...
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