The untold stories are usually the most interesting


This page hosts an eclectic collection of opinions, short essays, anecdotes, and draft children's flash fiction (polished versions are for a future collection). They are generally very short; one to two pages. If like me, you have a kind of ADD this will be welcome news.

November 2022

 Forthcoming: A not-so-small life lesson


September 2022

Bertha rescues more birds in Malawi.

Bertha finds a cloud of feathers.pdf

June 2022

Watched by a wolf.


December 2021

Maggie and I have an encounter with Mrs. Mkhize.

Maggie and the unwelcome torpedo.pdf

September 2021

Dorothy and Cedric go missing. 

Dorothy and Cedric. pdf

July 2021

 A guest essay by my dear brother. What shape would you like to be?

The left side.pdf

May 2021

Where is medical education going?.pdf


February 2021



December 2020 The Ollidge

A haunting account.


November 2020 Judges and lawyers in science

What attracts individuals to science? Career or curiosity. There are two types of scientists: lawyers and judges.


October 2020 Ninja turtle madness

Have you ever wondered why buildings in downtown Sandton, Johannesburg are named after the ninja turtles? They may as well be because the real reasons are even more ridiculous. South Africa wrestles with its identity.