Month: September 2017

The art of personal optimization

If People Were Websites: The Art of Personal Optimization

Not surprisingly, the first results page of a Google search gets virtually all of the action, with the first three organic results jointly constituting roughly 61% of clicks. It’s no wonder that marketers, web developers and copywriters spend so much...

/ September 27, 2017
What it means to me that my dad died on Heritage Day

What It Means To Me That My Dad Died On Heritage Day

My dad, Charles Frederick Mijnhardt, passed away in hospital on September the 24th 2014, Heritage Day in South Africa. I had never really realized the significance of this, other than remembering that I was still in bed (it’s a public...

/ September 24, 2017

Thinking Of Giving Up? Read This First

Some days are good, and some days are bad, and yesterday I had a bad day. I’m not afraid to admit this because, despite my majestic beard, I am still just a human being, and human beings have bad days...

/ September 22, 2017
Fokofpolisiekar Selfmedikasie

Fokofpolisiekar’s “Selfmedikasie” Is Medicine For The Soul

I have been in possession of Fokofpolisiekar’s latest offering, Selfmedikasie (“Self medication”) – the band’s first full-length album in a decade – for exactly two weeks now, having received a special pre-release digital download awarded to backers of the band’s recent...

/ September 19, 2017
Art is uncomfortable

Art, By Its Very Nature, Is Uncomfortable

Art, By Its Very Nature, Is Uncomfortable A couple of years ago, I visited a well-known and extremely popular flea market in Johannesburg, South Africa. At that particular flea market, there was a stall called The Little Shop of Strange...

/ September 16, 2017