Author: Angus Shaw

Paths to despair

One local paper reported it like this, gun powder was found alongside weed and drug smoking paraphernalia during a police bust in our second city of Bulawayo. Gun powder? That...

What’s in a name?

Down here in the last country in the alphabet, we have some wonderful first names. Gift is an unplanned child or just a beautiful one gifted by God. Among many,...

Signs of life

In some fearful circumstances, doctors will look for your vital signs. In the current state of the world there are other signs of life  and “bons mots,” as  the French...

Behind the Honours

r Every year the British announce their New Year Honours list in recognition of a lifetime of service for almost everything except fixing the kitchen sink. We all know a...

Good old bad old days of smoking

Remember the good old bad old days? We all smoked, sometimes behind the bike shed at school. It’s a no-no now.  Movies dating back pre-1990s had police detectives, spies and...

I am not the one

An old African saying goes like this: I am not the one It means denial. Did you take my bicycle? I am not the one  It also shifts the blame....

Plain to see, fair play’s gone

Once upon a time here at home in Zimbabwe a swap meant a fair swap – in the playground, two marbles for two crayons, one football card for another, licorice...

Mr Churchill the wiseacre (… er, wiseass)

If you saw my offering on schools in Zimbabwe, here are some of Winston Churchill’s quotations, wisdoms or otherwise that pupils at Churchill School might enjoy. (Sources credit:everywhere.)    ...

A tale of two schools

  Mr Churchill and Mr Roosevelt enjoying humour at the height of WWII. Churchill apparently could be quite an amusing fellow. Here it looks like FDR is having a good...