Thoughts.

A quote that stopped me in my tracks

I stumbled across a quote recently. Apparently Socrates, who was quite the man of leisure, once said that "Beware the barrenness of a busy life." And it floored me. Because my life is too busy. And now that I have the vocabulary to hand, "barren" may well be how I feel about some of my days.

Are we just going in circles? Maybe not.

I came across an incredibly inspiring quote today from Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun". If you've ever felt despair, convinced that the human race is trapped in an unbreakable circle, then this is for you.

Ponte: tower of dreams

In 1975, the Ponte tower in Johannesburg’s Berea was sparkling and new and highly desirable. Its 464 apartments were 90% let, including the one- and...

Literacy first, please

I’m a big supporter of literacy projects, whatever the language, and whilst oral storytelling imparts a number of literacy skills, the ability to...