19 Jun 2017

Communication: When I attended boarding school in KZN in the early 70’s I’d painstakingly write a weekly letter to my parents, typically 3 pages long with my news. I’d fold it carefully, place it in an envelope, put a stamp on it and make sure it reached the mail bag in time for the weekly mail collection. Five days later my letter would be delivered in Cape Town. I could expect a respon...

15 Apr 2017

A mother asks her teenager to please lay the table. She receives no response. Twenty minutes later it still hasn’t been done. Now what? Was the request heard? Was the teenager busy or just preoccupied? Is he still intending to do it? Mom, herself once a teenager – she reminds herself, ends up setting the table herself. Some time ago there was a request for a proposal from us to conduct ...