• Telling Your Story

    There are always aha moments in life …

    I am going to be shaving (not quite as short as this pic) my hair for the World’s Greatest Shave in a week. I have been thinking about doing this for many years but I have long hair. Many people, especially women, tend to hide behind their hair and I’m no exception. It hides a multitude of flaws, like bad skin, freckles, scars, and wrinkles. This is one of the reasons that I am doing it. Of course there is the raising of money for a good cause but I also like the idea of exposing myself. Don’t ask me why because I don’t know. What I have been interested…

  • Telling Your Story

    Why Books Are Good For You

    I am an unapologetic bibliophile. I am delighted with the moniker nerd and everything that might mean in terms of books. This love affair began when I was a barefoot child living in the bush and books were my entertainment, aside from playing in the river with my brothers and sister – we didn’t have a TV. I only wish I had the choices now available to children and teens in terms of reading matter. Enid Blyton titles got a good battering but she has a lot to answer for in terms of good literature. But I still have a soft spot for The Magic Faraway Tree. Instinct tells me…