Monthly Archives: March 2017

Benefits of Colonialism


Following the events I discussed here, an unending storm of colonialist condemnation has continued in the media, in articles, speeches and letters.  In response to this tweet:   a typical response was this:   Astonishingly infantile, from an educated leader … Continue reading

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Camping Reunion: Wordle 292


Sweet touch many months unknown   Adds sunshine — stew and cask of red — Fire’s velvety smoke is blown In foothills; long that here we wed. In Wordle 292, in my quest to use all words in order, rhyming, scanning, and … Continue reading

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A Green Wholeheartedly on Two Hemispheres.


The current photo challenge invites one to show that It IS Easy Being Green! Absolutely.  All I had to do for these three illustrations of the point was to travel to the UK in winter, where things remain green regardless, and to … Continue reading

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Durban has a Smoking Problem …


A warehouse in the valley over the two parallel hills most of Durban’s Bluff comprises got all fired up with enthusiasm.  The pall of smoke was most impressive even from home, so after picking youngest granddaughter up from school we … Continue reading

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American andiron …


(Like a log she likes to sleep — Heaven help a chimney-sweep!) © March 2017 Colonialist

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Things are all Sweetness and Flight


Following up on my guavadilla post, here is how to set about exploiting the fruit. A pointy teaspoon is ideal for scooping away from the sides to extract pulp and pips without disturbing the spiky pith (which is still OK to eat, but … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Policy is to Deny Truth


The recent debacle with Helen Zille remarking that some good things did come out of colonialism, thus causing a storm of infantile denial of what should be seen as a self-evident fact, is a sad reflection of how political expediency creates … Continue reading

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