Wind Chimes

This is a poem I wrote many years ago, when I was searching for just the right wind chimes that I felt my late father would like. He loved them, just as I do, and it was important for me to find a specimen which spoke to my heart, and would speak to his as […]

The Nebulous Nature of Design Artefacts

    Have you heard the term ‘Design Artefact’ before? Well, if you haven’t, you’re not alone, but if you are involved in software development, you should become a little more familiar with it – if you can – and that’s not easy in itself, because even the hottest young developer brains out there, battle […]

Navigating Unchartered Waters: Capturing the Moving Target in the Digital Era

  Navigating Unchartered Waters: Capturing the Moving Target Market in the Digital Era.     The biggest challenge facing marketers today is catching the attention of the new digital generation of consumers. Long gone are the days when marketers could dictate trends and tailor their campaign strategies to tap into the ‘pre-programmed’ masses. The next […]

Symbolism & and Christmas Traditions

With Christmas almost a distant memory, it’s still interesting to revisit the meaning behind many of the Christmas symbols we use for decoration in our homes, and the traditions we observe. A year or so ago, I wrote a special Christmas greetings card for a client of mine who wanted the work to embody the […]

True creative writers need to be totally versatile across all genres

It is a fact much bemoaned by writers in general, that they are not truly appreciated or respected for their art and skill. Whether that be scriptwriters, poets, journalists or copywriters. There is  a premise that exists that if you are taught to ‘read and write’ at school, anyone can be a writer. No so. […]

The Miracle of Life in a Brave New World

My first foray into medical journalism began with the breaking story of Durban’s first test-tube baby, published in the Woman’s Weekly supplement of The Natal Mercury in March 1985. Titled ‘The miracle of life in a brave new world’, it was groundbreaking stuff in those days!  It’s almost 30 years since then, and I’m sure […]