Living Vicariously As A Peripatetic Shutterbug

{ More musings from the Cantankerous Old Mule }

Monthly Archives: January, 2015

at home. as a cloudburst threatens my soul.

A few nights ago, lying in bed in the middle of a storm, these loose thoughts came to me. The gist is that we don’t always have it together – … Continue reading

January 30, 2015 · 4 Comments

Express yourselves, girls, just be careful!

The other day my niece and one of her friends came over to swim. When they started doing front flips into the pool my immediate reaction was to yell, “Be … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

‘Tis here we learn to live, ’tis here we learn to live …

Close to three decades ago I matriculated (graduated) from Pretoria Boys High (PBHS or simply Boys High) here in South Africa’s capital. The school boasts rich traditions dating back to … Continue reading

January 28, 2015 · 5 Comments

About countdowns and keeping calm in turbulent times

This December past I flew down to the Eastern Cape on holiday. I do love to fly and particularly love that part of South Africa. OR Tambo airport in Johannesburg … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · 4 Comments

Sign of the times at “Sonop”

I grew up in the old east of Pretoria, South Africa’s capital, where I attended a not-very-exceptional junior school and then went to the much-more-impressive Pretoria Boys High from grade … Continue reading

January 22, 2015 · 3 Comments

Walking stairwells in search of a better pic

Back in Canuckistan I got a bit of a reputation with my friends for trespassing – in the name of photography. But it wasn’t really trespassing, I don’t think – I just … Continue reading

January 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

Unknown? Trivial? Not anymore

Last week I introduced you to Zama Zama informal settlement outside South Africa’s capital, Pretoria, and something of the work a group of friends is doing there. Zama Zama is one … Continue reading

January 19, 2015 · 5 Comments

Tastes like chicken, or is that strawberry?

It was a relatively normal day, filled with odd jobs that needed doing: running around town with my father and sister; hanging out in malls while the others shopped. It … Continue reading

January 18, 2015 · 4 Comments

I don’t think I’m in Canuckistan anymore

Yesterday I blogged about my visit to Zama Zama, an informal settlement close to Pretoria. One thing that struck me as I walked around, my huge camera slung over my … Continue reading

January 17, 2015 · 2 Comments