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How to (kind of) make it as a M&G columnist

There will be rejection in the form of no replies, which will haunt you for days. Keep going.

And the award goes to …

At the awards ceremony the billboard idea wins a grand prix prize, which is the most important prize to win.

On the road to forgiveness

Forgiveness is a lofty ideal, I find. The old recommendation to forgive and forget has always sounded to me like a bucket-list item

Let’s hear it for silence

I have a fantasy in which a salesperson knocks on my door. I open the door and they open their briefcase presenting me with silence.

Courageous thoughts on heroism

'Moving into middle age, I’m at odds with the idea of a hero, of heroism'

List of good leaders is receding

'I think it’s safe to say the world is experiencing a leadership crisis'

The pros of Myself (Pty) Ltd

"I’ve been using a company name and have played with the idea of talking to clients about “us here at the office”... but I’ve realised it’s just me. "

An evening routine unsullied

By the time Game of Thrones is scheduled to air on Showmax, I’m asleep. That’s just the way I roll and no amount of suspense is going to change it.

Drugs are not the problem

Drugs and marketing don’t get people addicted; people get themselves addicted

Shedding loads of tears

We all carry loads — we all have crosses to bear

Doccies don’t lie. Or do they?

In Leaving Neverland two men make allegations refuted by the family of a dead man unable to defend himself

A frightful night in False Bay

'I don’t feel safer knowing our military can blow algae to bits'

The New Year’s resolutions solution

To be resolute is to be unwavering and they waver (in the form of waivers), taking away our right to demand logic

The ABC of a tough year

Yes, 2018 was tough, but when last did we not have a tough year?

A clever plan for silly season

What we’re seeing is state-sponsored anarchy

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