Songs of the Mayhem 2021

Howard Feldman took a look back at the year that was,  including the Songs that flavored the Morning Mayhem in 2021. The songs that were

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Choreographed Chaos

Help me out here. Let’s assume that I was in the market for a new 53 Inch television and that I had no intention of

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Obituary: Victor Gordon

Very rarely over the past 12 years, have I had to use the spotlight for an obituary.  This is one of those rare situations where

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Obituary: Rodney Love

I would like to remember Rodney Love. Rodney was my boss and my friend for over 12 years. Rodney was born deaf 72 years ago

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Obituary: Stella Beder

Stella Beder, one of the major contributors and shining stars of the South African musical scene over a number of decades passed away last month

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Let South Africa Live

It needs to be said. The South African Government has blood on its hands. It is not the first time, it will unlikely be the

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The Allegory

South Africans have always been a little prone to melodrama. We have made hyperbole our friend and have long embraced the exaggerated form. We do

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Facebook News

Last year in April, when we were young, I was asked to be part of a panel that addressed fake news and COVID-19. It was

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Tonya and Me

My conversations with Tonya are always fun. Each week, on my radio show we take a look at the big news stories that have dominated

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Love and Light

Much like Gwyneth Paltrow, I am not sure if I will be able to cope with another lockdown. If government statistics are to be believed,

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Bill and Melinda Gates

News that Bill and Melinda Gates are to get divorced after 27 years of marriage, hit me hard. Not because I know them, or their

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Freedom Day 2021

For one day only, I have chosen to make a list of what living in South Africa in 2021 has allowed me the freedom to

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The truth about Pesach

The truth about Pesach is that most of us overdo the food. I am sharing my thoughts on what we do to ourselves when preparing

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Eskom & Covid

South Africans started to receive the COVID vaccine on the 17th of February. Four weeks later, roughly 147,753 have received the shot. The daily average sits at 5910 according to Media Hack who have calculated that it should take the country 18 years, 6 months and 8 days to vaccinate 67% of the population.

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Potatoes & Perspective

There are some advantages to war, famine and to illness. Limited though they are, they generally, at the very least, force us to consider what is and what is not important.

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Cancel or at least postpone Purim

I am not sure that we need Purim this year. I felt the same about the High Holidays back in  2020 when we were much younger, thinner and fitter. But not really that fit.

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The Villain and the Victim

Whereas there might be many faces to Jacob Zuma, most of them can be condensed into two primary themes. He is either the villain, ominous and threatening and openly defiant of the law, of the NEC, and of the wishes of the country.

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Sputnik V

In the same way that within a short year, many of us became fluent in conversational virology, it appears as though we are now attaining

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Give Us The Tools

Winston Churchill’s radio broadcast of the 9th February 1941 was a particularly rousing affair. In part designed for a local audience, and in part an international plea for desperately needed assistance.

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The Falling Optimist

The story is told of an optimist who falls from the top of the Empire State Building. On the way down, around the 30th floor, someone leans out the window and shouts, “Hey, how is it going?” The optimist, still falling, looks at him, gives him a big thumbs up and a confident smile, and screams back, “Yeah! So far so good!” 

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Homemade Red Sauce

Label well with date and contents, then transfer to the freezer. The sauce will last 3-4 months, or longer if you use a deep freeze.

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But He Is Good for Israel

The happenings on Capitol Hill left most sane people winded. And whereas many were quick to blame 2021 for letting us down so spectacularly and so early into the year, it clearly had little to do with the calendar and everything to do with the former president of the United States Donald Trump.

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Airborne Anxiety

January 2021 and it feels like anxiety is airborne. Say what we want about the transmissibility of the new variant of COVID, it is the disquiet and the worry that have found their way into every corner of our lives.

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