ANGUS SHAW Blog

Let’s count our blessings

Don’t be obliged to read me. My pieces are too long, too wordy and not snippets for glances at on smart phones that you only have the time and patience...

The frightening Fox

In one of our tropical rainstorms the other day I was twiddling on the net for news from the outside world and had the misfortune of happening upon Fox News...

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....