Bitcoin. What is it?

Bitcoin is different because there is more certainty than there is with anything else. That being said, there are off course no guarantees. Life itself is uncertain. But what the creator(s) of Bitcoin did was to to take as much uncertainty out of the monetary equation as possible.

Aberrant Normality

A young boy was rushed from Mossel Bay to George Provincial hospital at the beginning of last week for an emergency operation on his foot. The boy is a participant in a youth empowerment program run by The Surfer Kids NPO, a non-profit organization started by my wife and I in 2010. The boy showed […]

Resentment

Life put us through a hellish experience earlier this year. My wife, our baby boy and I were all pretty seriously ill. All three at the same time. In hindsight I’m grateful for the experience. Obviously I didn’t feel that way at the time. All I wanted was for it to pass. Thoughts of gratitude […]

Trust

Something major happened yesterday. It was a personal father-son milestone. One that I will likely never forget. It has do with trust. My wife still breast-feeds our 19-month old baby boy. So she’s got something I’ll never have when it comes to comforting him: breasts and, more importantly, breast milk. Whenever he’s scared, or just […]

Struggling with Structure

I’ve always rebelled against structure. There’s so much of it. We’ve created endless structures that govern our lives. From our beliefs, social norms, traditions, governments, to fashions, taste and just about everything else. And I’ve always struggled to accept the structures around me. I spent a large part of my young life trying to break […]