• Of Shoes and Men

    Friday evening I was sitting in the non-smoking session of a popular Sandton City bistro. I was waiting for a close friend and in the meantime I was trying to decide between a Cabernet and a Pinotage. In a moment of desperation and exasperation, I ask the waiter if I could taste both the wine menu read longer than War of the Worlds and I was on edge with all the talk of fruity bouquets and noses. However, there was another reason for being on edge. I couldn`t think about wines, much less the effect of regional soils and winds on one little grapevine, because I felt the little granny…

  • Krisma

    What is it about a certain type of person that inspires trust and (sometimes) blind unbending loyalty in others? You know the type of person I`m referring to…and you`ve probably met someone like that in your lifetime. Quite a few have cropped up in history… Moses (he of the directionally confused Israelites. Oh Vey!), Alexander (inspired his troops to conquer the Alps on elephants. He also conquered many women although apparently NOT with elephants), Julius Ceaser (conquered the world until Brutus conquered him), Jesus Christ (conquered the Jews and the Romans, and then they thought they conquered him. And then he conquered them right back after three days), Adolf Hitler…

  • The elusive X Factor

    “Oh yeah, he’s definitely hot,” said the Marlboro Man “Yeah….Patrick Dempsey is hoooooooooot! Wow…I can`t believe you agree with me! Wait. How can you agree with me? Aren`t you guys supposed to have this resistance to calling other men hot??! Um. Yeah, but it`s not like the dude is physically HERE you know. He`s TV-guy. No threat to me. And besides, the minute I want to BE like him and you want to be WITH him, he becomes hot. Mmm…yes. Marlboro Man as Patrick Dempsey. Possible…entirely possible in my current addled state. The point, however, is that we all have a way of categorising what is attractive to us. I`ve…