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Entries from February 2007

Power cuts

February 28th, 2007 · 10 Comments

What it’s hard to be optimistic about is the power cuts we have one evening every five days. Those are the scheduled ones because the water level of our hydroelectric dam has gone low. The unscheduled ones leave me speechless. What can one do you do with candlelight or dim battery powered lamps? I can’t […]

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Count your blessings

February 27th, 2007 · 6 Comments

After seeing an MSer sitting on his heels unsupported in a pic the other day, I told him to count his blessings and described how I get on and off the floor. I place one hand on the bed, lower myself and land on my bum – and I mean land. Getting up, i roll […]

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Totally uninspired

February 26th, 2007 · 1 Comment

I really admire those who can write and write and write. I am not one of those. Maybe it’s becauseof the years I spent as a radio journalist – if I can use four words instead of ten, I’ll go for four. And that’s the way I talk too. I guess what I’m going on […]

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Strength from adversity

February 24th, 2007 · 1 Comment

It’s amazing how people find strength in their moments of pain. I went to a book launch yesterday. The author suffered the ultimate loss; she lost her only child in 2004 and her grief has found expression in a book of seven short stories. The remarkable thing is, the stories are touching, but not gloomy. […]

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TM lecture

February 22nd, 2007 · 4 Comments

I went to a introductory lecture on transcendental meditation yesterday, which was very interesting. They told us the benefits for overall health, the mind and also the society at large. The lecturer, a South African, told us of an area in South Africa where the crime rate had gone down by getting the youth to […]

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The vibrations

February 21st, 2007 · 6 Comments

My friend Dona would tell us about her cousins’ English grandfather who they would find sitting in a room alone listening to classical music with tears streaming down his face. When they asked him why he was crying, he would reply, “the vibrations”. My vibrations are internal, and they do not reduce me to tears. […]

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The test I couldn’t get

February 19th, 2007 · 5 Comments

For us in the developing world, getting diagnostic tests from some developed countries is made impossible. I found out from the website of Mayo Medical Laboratories (MML) in Minnesota in the US that they have a definitive test for diagnosing Devic’s Disease. I wrote to them and they kindly sent me the detailed procedure and […]

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www

February 17th, 2007 · 4 Comments

Isn’t the internet wonderful? I didn’t quite know what to do with myself when I realised I couldn’t get back into editing yet. But this website has given me a sense of purpose. I may not update it everyday, but knowing that I can, gives me a very warm feeling. I have discovered soooo many […]

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A good day

February 15th, 2007 · 6 Comments

Feeling pretty good today. Some days are better than others. I woke up feeling pretty upbeat. Someone told me today that I shouldn’t lose any more weight, but with this diet I don’t have much control. Maybe the naturopath will ease up a little. I miss bacon and eggs, roasted lamb, fried rice and shredded […]

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Valentine’s Day

February 14th, 2007 · 4 Comments

Today is all about love, so thought I’d send mine out to you all. Happy Valentine’s Day and best wishes.

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