Stop and Smell the Flowers of Platteklip Gorge

Why hike Table Mountain? Why not? Here is a list of the personal reasons that made me wary of climbing Table Mountain: No cartilage in my right knee and a dwindling supply in my left = pain; bone spurs; knee catches An old, torn miniscus that was never repaired = pain; knee catches I’m obese. … More Stop and Smell the Flowers of Platteklip Gorge

Complimenting Fat People at the Gym (RANT FRIDAY!)

Welcome to RANT FRIDAY! Today’s rant is thanks to Leanne, of Weigh to Health, and her friend Becca, of Between Wander and Wonder, who wrote a beautiful post titled “I Am Guilty of Gymming While Fat.” Their posts spurred my own conversation today, and I think this type of discussion does best when as many … More Complimenting Fat People at the Gym (RANT FRIDAY!)

Coca-Cola in Glass Bottles

We’re having quite a bit of heat here in Pretoria, at least from my perspective. It’s currently around 27ºC (around 80ºF) and this is supposedly still springtime. Days like this I could really go for a nice, icy Coca-Cola. And that makes me think about the funny things we occasionally debate in the states: the … More Coca-Cola in Glass Bottles

It’s DNA Day! Is Marla a Skolt Saami from Scandinavia? Is She Related to Bono?

Has there ever been a BETTER reason to celebrate than DNA Day? Um, yeah, every other reason is better. DNA is boring, right? Well, kinda sorta maybe, but I’ve had fun with it. For instance, it was just lovely to find out about that hereditary blood-clotting mutation I have, the Factor V Leiden I told … More It’s DNA Day! Is Marla a Skolt Saami from Scandinavia? Is She Related to Bono?