Everyone wins a prize if they live long enough

(not sure if someone has already said this if so apologies for the credit omission)

This page hosts an eclectic collection of opinions, short essays, anecdotes, and draft (unpolished) children stories. They are generally very short; one to two pages at most. If like me, you have a kind of ADD this will be welcome news. For each entry, there are one or two sentences describing its content. 

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.