Fab Five Reunion

Larry visited from Ohio back in 1996, so we arranged to meet up as the Old Fab Five musketeers down in Cape Town, where Steph and Tuffy were living. He had been Harrismith’s Rotary exchange student back in 1969 and had returned to South Africa twice before – once in 1976, down through Africa fromContinue reading “Fab Five Reunion”

Holy Harrismith 1

An Israeli city tired of being confused with Nazareth, the iconic city next door where Christians believe Jesus was raised, is hoping to change its name, a spokeswoman said Wednesday. Just three kilometres and a ten minute drive separate Nazareth Illit from its famous neighbour. “Oy Vey! Residents kvetsch they’ve had enough of people, includingContinue reading “Holy Harrismith 1”

Please Call The Police

‘Please call the police; my friends are fighting and I’m very worried.’ The sound of a young woman’s voice early Saturday morning on my gate intercom. Luckily the intercom was in one of its working phases. They’d had a party, she said. Funny, I hadn’t heard anything. Sometimes the parties are really loud. I dialedContinue reading “Please Call The Police”

Drah Julah – A Dodgy Aussie Thing

2013/07/14, steve reed wrote: We are having Dry July here in Australia. Something like Movember – a national fundraising thing. Seriously, I did try to do Dry July (but just for my own health, I did not sign up to be sponsored). Took the remaining beers out of the fridge and put them in theContinue reading “Drah Julah – A Dodgy Aussie Thing”

How to Win Friends and Influence People

The alcohol you people drink is called ethanol. C2H5OH. This is a molecule that, in highly technical chemistry terms, looks like a hound dog with its leg cocked. Two carbon atoms (black) are stuck together to support an oxygen head (red). Six hydrogen atoms (white) spread out over the molecule to give each of theContinue reading “How to Win Friends and Influence People”