Rethinking Ambition

It is strange how things, before I write about them, form a recurring pattern of contradiction. The contradiction often triggers my interest and get the researcher in me going. Recently, a young mum, whom I respect and admire very much, when I asked her about the jobs she held before becoming full time mum, said…

Me? Average? Puhleeze!

I am average. Yet, I am so far removed from being average that it is just not funny. I have been mulling about averageness. About Taylor Swift’s fear of being like any one else. I have been listening to parents telling me about the extra-ordinary giftedness of their offspring and I have been comparing my…

Wag jou kind vir jou?

In Baragwanath hospitaal is daar ‘n saal met babas.  Vet, blinkwang kindertjies wat wag op iemand wie hul kan lief hê.  In dieselfde hospitaal, aangrensend aan die saal, is daar ‘n toe deur.  En agter daardie toe deur het hierdie storie begin. Die Here het duidelik aan haar gewys dat sy ‘n kindjie moes aanneem. …