Monthly Archives: June 2012

ESCAPE: SA Navy – AWOL

As my dad had served part of WWII in the RNVR, and my bro’ had done his compulsory military stint choosing the Navy Gymnasium option, I applied for both the Navy Gym as well as SA Navy Permanent Force (PF) … Continue reading

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ESCAPE: Don’t Fence Me In!

For me, there has always been a problem with confinement. At my junior school, it was less of a problem because the grounds were huge. It had been a ‘school-farm’ and there was still a farm manager who was tasked … Continue reading

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He’s Heavy, he’s My Brother

Having just put my brother, Richard, on the ‘plane from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg and London to visit his daughter after a five day visit with me, I am thinking about our bumpy relationship. If ‘He’s not heavy, he’s my … Continue reading

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Escape: Writing – Goodies and Baddies

The Lord Milner School magazine featured my first poem; the following epic: Oh great thing, what are you? Where do you come from and what do you do? I come from Australia, and hop without failure! And if that’s not … Continue reading

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