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Couldn’t have said it better myself

IT’s been a little over 7 months of silence…to be honest with you, it has been a searching number of months concerning this blog. I have been wrestling with the idea that maybe, just possibly, I have out grown this blog. I know exactly what my next blog will look like and how it will be structured and exactly what it will be about, but it is still in conception, it is not yet time to birth that next phase of me yet.
I have recently then realised that if it is not time for the next phase yet, it means I’m not yet through with VeeMedia.
What better time to reconnect than the second month of a new year, when all the resolutions have been made and all the star dust of the possibilities the new year holds have fallen off our eyes and life is waiting for us to live.
Even with this vague explanation, that I cannot explain properly in words, that you would have to see when I birth that new phase, I offer my sincerest apologies for the silence and the distance.
Any thinker who is also a writer knows the release of blogging, and in the past 7 months I’ve robbed myself of what I have come to know as one of life’s most honest gifts. Being away from you has caused me great pain.
And with that I dare say NEVER AND NEVER AGAIN!!!!
Hello once again old friend.

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Posted by on February 2, 2014 in Personal, Thoughts



I have observed with the former president’s recurring hospital visits and evident deteriorating health that many will never be ready to let him go.
Though I fully understand, I find it very closed minded to think that for as long as Madiba breathes things will be fine.
Not to be disrespectful or harsh, but in all honestly, what has he done for you lately? The man has lived an extraordinary life, he has fulfilled his destiny, and he has liberated his people and has lived to enjoy the fruits of his struggle. Now, now he is in pain, and a grateful people would allow him to transcend to the next level of life, where he can live forever in our memories, our classrooms, our stories, our people and the history of our country.
Why they will not let him die I believe is because they believe that once he stops breathing he will cease to be. Never has anything been so untrue.
There are books; there are documentaries, columns, articles, movies, stories and people who will tell his story for all of time, lest we forget.
If for once, those who believe that if he stayed alive in pain, sat and imagined the kind of pain he must be going through, just for a moment, they may reconsider.
Then there are those that believe that things will come undone once Madiba goes. Again I understand, but I disagree. The thing is men like Madiba laid a thick foundation, one so strong that even the strongest winds would never shake it, then they passed the dream on, the vision on, the mission on to all those who came after them and those who became because of them. Something that solid can never be built or torn down by one man’s life or death. This freedom and existence that we so often associate with the man Madiba took many men to build, their sweat, blood and tears will forever glue it into being and guarantee its existence. Many of those men have passed on and they look upon this country from above and see that yes, we may lose it all, but not because one man lives or dies, but because something in all of us is at risk of dying or becoming numb. If there is an undoing, it will be ours and not a reaction to the death of a hero.
Still some believe that we have the power to hold a spirit and to release it, this too I understand but I do not agree. In his great strength, when it is time, God determines the hour, not the hearts of selfish men or women. For me this then begs the question, what is God doing? Madiba has put the nation, the world, at the edge of their seats six times since January 2011, worried sleepless about his health. Maybe it’s time we asked what it is really that we are all so worried about.
Since I started practicing journalism in2008, Madiba’s death has commonly been known in the journalism circles as the greatest potential story of our time, and every budding journalist could smell their place within that story at the front lines when it came. As the years have rolled by, the anticipation, suspense and thrill of his possible death has become the saddest story of my industry.
Again I understand, South Africans, no doubt, must tell the South African story, more especially when it has to do with great men beloved the world around. My only fear is how we will go about telling this story – may we not be found wanting and may we never become the story.
Lastly, the guy is old, CAAAAAMMMMAAAAAAAANNN!!!! I do not desire to live that old and still have people praying I live even longer. Give the guy a break.
What it is that I think we should be praying for is that his legacy would live beyond his breath and that everyday a child is born in this country, there may be a Madiba-ness inside of each of them.

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Posted by on June 10, 2013 in General, Personal, Thoughts, Uncategorized



I just feel like dancing!

I just feel like dancing!

Luck is a coincidence.
Blessing is divinely ordained. I am SOOO blessed; God meant it to be so.
I have had one of those weeks where the hand of God is blatantly at play in certain aspects of my life that I have been taken aback and all I can do is dance!
And give him all the glory. He is a good God and he concerns himself with the things that concern me and while I’m praying he has already resolved a thing.
This week has been piled with answered prayers, the magnitude of God’s grace and the evidence of his love.
I thought I’d just remind you to never lose heart and pray without ceasing, trusting that a generous, extravagant, gracious, holy and loving heavenly Father hears your heart’s deepest pleas and answers them in good time, even when the answer is no.
Hello everybody!
It’s been a while. I know I keep saying I’m back and then I disappear.
This has been a strange year, so this time I’m not going to declare a promise that I’m back, I’ll just surprise you, that’s much better.
This is a short entry. There isn’t much to say really, except to share how humbling it is to see the work of God’s hand in your life.
I’m one whose eyes are opened even to the little things. Strangely, for me, that’s where I see the work of God most evidently. It’s the small things that testify about heaven to me, but this week God has shown me that he breathes even in bigger things and it’s ok to trust him for more.
I just wanted to encourage yall. Look for him in everything and stay blessed!

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Posted by on May 3, 2013 in General, Personal, Thoughts



Summer lovin’ had me a blast
Summer lovin’ happened so fast
I met a girl crazy for me
I met a boy, cute as can be
Summer days driftin’ away, to uh-oh those summer nightsUh Well-a well-a well-a huh Tell me more, tell me more Did you get very far? Tell me more, tell me more Like does he have a car? Uh-huh uh-huh uh-huh uh-huh

…. Summer sun, something’s begun, but uh-oh those summer nights READ MORE

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Posted by on January 13, 2013 in General, Personal, Thoughts





THAT’S WHAT IT IS ABOUT THE NEW YEAR. I’ve been wrecking my head for months since last year drew to a close wanting to explain why I needed the year to end so badly. How simple it turned out to be … I simply needed a revival.

The new year brings with it an opportunity to redefine, reassess, reinvent, change, dream afresh, to be born anew. It is also a chance to rebuild, grow, go back to the drawing board, make conscious, binding decisions.

It is an opportunity to re-form oneself and aim for greater heights. To be purposeful in making the new year percentages better than the past year.

It is a reminder of hope and possibility. READ MORE …

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Posted by on January 2, 2013 in Personal, Thoughts




FEAR. Sometimes we do not know how to fully throw our weight behind the things we truly want. We’ve lived long enough to know that people talk, and most times they have no praises to sing even when you are doing well … READ MORE

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Posted by on November 12, 2012 in Personal, Thoughts



20121112-163907.jpgCAPTION: When I think about love…

NO MATTER how far my heart wanders it always comes back to the same place, and each time there is no doubting where I’m home.
Above all else, I am a writer, regardless of how the world changes.
Of late I’ve been feeling congested, you know that feeling like too much is going on inside (mind,heart,spirit), and there are just no words. Zilch, nada, zero – but to let it all out a word or two is necessary.
Words are therapeutic, read, written, said or heard, its a therapy of ages long past, a constant unchanging truth.
I have been neglecting my preferred therapy of late, there are many reasons why, some may be excuses, but we all get there some time, the place where it is the very thing we love that we neglect the most and by so doing the hurt of that separation rekindles a flame stronger than we’ve known before.
It is a reality both sick and true – absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Anyway, enough of that, what I meant to say was I’ve struck a new match.
Lets fall in love.
Source: Vuvu Vena/ VM

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Posted by on November 12, 2012 in Personal, Thoughts

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