Chappie is not Deus Ex Machina

Chappie movie 2015 Since I can remember I loved science fiction aka sci-fi stories. Maybe growing up on comic book superheroes helped. Usually Sci-Fi are stories without limits or boundaries. And yet the “science” part implies some possibility that it may happen, could Read More →

Am I My Sister's Keeper?

Annuscha Murray On 21 April, my birthday, my mother told me about a missing teacher from a local high school, Jayde Panayiotou. She’s since been found murdered and her husband is the prime suspect. My mother casually mentioned that Jayde studied teaching Read More →

The Magic of Thinking Big redux

The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz Years ago I read the book, The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz. It was one of the first self help books to shine a light on achieving my goals. It reminds me of this phrase often used by Read More →

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

South African Motivational Speaker Ramon Thomas There are times in your life when you’ve tried to help people, and it seems it all backfired. This is really the meaning of “no good deed goes unpunished.” And I’m reminded of the failure of friendships every day as Read More →

Toastmasters Speech: 50 Shades of Love

Don Juan Demarco Johnny Depp Marlon Brando “There are only four questions of value in life, Don Octavio. What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same: only love.” Read More →

Conrad Wolfram: Teaching Kids Math With Computers

Mathematics Math in Classroom In grade 12 I achieved the top marks for Mathematics HG. This was the culmination of two years of preparation, and mostly completing old exam papers from the previous three years. Even though there were computers available to me in Read More →