Archive for March, 2011

House of Falling Leaves

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

House of Falling LeavesI publish select poems through the Facebook platform in the form that I call the “House of Falling Leaves“.

Probably some of my favourite poems in the collection are:

 

The Long Life of the Candle Man

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

The Long Life of the Candle ManThe second (of two) novels I wrote during 2010 was “The Long Life of the Candle Man” and, while the former was a whimsical zen tale, the latter was a hardcore science fiction.

The setting of The Candle Man is one where the very Web has been uploaded into our collective consciousness. Think about it, what is the difference between telepathy and emailing your thoughts to another?

As man has spread amongst the furthest reaches of the galaxies, a greater and more subtle evil is growing in his very thoughts. A great bureaucracy, the Lunar Government, turns its brutal machines across the world of men as the evil grows inside the very system upon which mankind believes it is reliant.

And, amidst this vast and decaying society, a young man stumbles across his fate.

The Candle Man lives again.

You will not understand, until you understand.

Read it!

P.S. This is a complete book with a complete tale in it, but I do intend writing and publishing another two in the series (‘The Fractayle’) with their titles being “The Cobweb Way” and “The Lights in the Sky”…

The Trichotomy of Non-existence, Non-meaning & Nowhere

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

The Trichotomy of Non-existence, Non-meaning, and NowhereI have always been fascinated with the written word, be it poetry or its longer cousin, books. In 2010 I had a goal: write a full length novel and publish it.

So I wrote two.

And then, thanks to Amazon’s Kindle ebook format, published them.

The long and awkwardly titled “Trichotomy of Non-existence, Non-meaning & Nowhere” was my first attempt at a novel and draws on my interests in zen, taoism and factoids from our diverse world. It is a tale of three parts with three distinct characters that end up intertwined in each others fate for no apparent reason.

I have tried to summarize this tale, but with so many twists and seemingly random turns, eventually the summaries become the tale itself. So, rather than any short form, I would rather you read The Trichotomy for yourself.

SmallCaps.co.za – Small Companies, Big Investments

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

I founded SmallCaps.co.za in 2006 as a platform to engage the investing and interested public with dedicated local listed small cap news, views and items of related interest.

Nothing has changed.

While SmallCaps.co.za had some downtime during my period working at Standard Bank, Thebe Securities is helping me to relaunch the site again (or, depending on if you are reading this in the future, “has helped me relaunch the site”). The scope of the site remains the local listed small cap sector and daily updates and articles can be expected.

Awesome Tech Blog

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

Toaster of AwesomenessThe world needs sharp cutting-edge insights into technology and trends and stuff.

The electronic fashions explained by experts with real trend views and forecasts. Not sure which mobile to buy? Kindle or iPad? Kellogs or Weetbix? What should my next Facebook update be? What are tomorrows trending topics on Twitter? These questions need answers and we have dedicated ourselves to providing them to you.

Hence, I felt the need to found this bleeding (and slightly bruised) edge technology blog. Along with my co-contributor, Flower Pig, we intend destroying the global (and mildly irritating) tech blogger scene.

You see, the world needs awesomeness. As technology increasingly takes over our waking lives, society is increasingly being dominated by the geek factor. While geeks are useful for things like writing long boring sets of code, tax returns, buying glasses and outsourcing your homework, we are concerned that the world is lacking in awesomeness and have dedicated ourselves to lend weight to this increasingly scarce factor.

Hence, we have the “Awesome Tech Blog“.