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Elmi Raubenheimer
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I like to write, read and make things look pretty.
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I often think about "the measure of a man*", about what makes someone a good person, and how it translates into relationships, society, politics, religion, etc. This letter reminded me again of that, of what makes a real man. The letter was written in reaction to a private cinema in Austin who organized a women-only screening of the Wonder Woman movie. That's it. Nothing nefarious, dangerous, or devious (at least not in my mind). But the writer disagrees with me, and the measure of that man made me afraid of being a woman, and of having girls grow up in this world, knowing there are men like that out there. But the responding letter by the Mayor of Austin, Steve Adler, reassured me that there are good men out there too. He is a shining example of a measure of excellence we should all aspire to, not just in his response towards the issues, but also in the respectful way he treated someone he strongly disagrees with—someone who is, to put it bluntly, very very wrong on a fundamental level. As a human being and a woman I want to acknowledge and thank him for showing us the measure of a real man.

* In my mind, when I hear the phrase "measure of a man", the word 'man' is gender neutral, an old fashioned stand-in for "person" or human being, but for this guy's letter it is a measure of both a "human being" and a "person of male gender", and it's clear that he doesn't measure up as a man in either case.

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My lewe in 'n skoendoos
Die tyd om sak en pak te verhuis het uiteindelik aangebreek: na 'n maand van pak en laaste verpligtinge nakom, is ons uiteindelik oppad Hermanus toe. Dis amper vreemd om te dink dat ons van more af nooit weer na ons huisie in Pretoria sal verwys as "huis" n...

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Honde vs. Katte: 'n dagboek inskrywing
  Bron: via Kelsey on Pinterest

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Linnae se skets proses - stap vir stap
Vandat Ouma Estelle hier was met Aiden se geboorte het Linnae 'n behoorlike "teken stasie", en sy geniet dit vreeslik om te teken en plakkers te plak. Haar proses is ietwat uniek en kostelik, so ek het gedink om dit met jul te deel. Dit begin gewoonlik met ...

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Videos van Linnae as baba [Deel 2]
Hier is nog 2 van daardie juweeltjies wat ek van Linnae ontdek het [hier is Deel 1 ]. Dit is vir my so mooi hoe sy al op 6 maande gekuier het, en dis iets wat ek van vergeet het tot ek weer die video gesien het. Sy was nog altyd ons sonskyn kind! Linnae op ...

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Videos van Linnae as baba
Met die dat boeta uiteindelik hier is, het ek skoon nostalgies begin raak oor my laaste alleen oomblikke saam met my dogtertjie. Ek het deur foto's en videos gekyk van Linnae toe sy self nog net 'n piepklein babatjie was, en wat 'n vreugde! Ek het juweeltji...

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Linnae by die see (Scrapbook bladsy)
Aah, vandag het ek actual familie nuus om te deel. Johan is besig om Linnae te leer van die see, en elke keer wat ons strand toe gaan geniet sy haarself gate uit! Johan hou haar gewoonlik vas en stap dan kniediep in die see in. Linnae is telkens betower deu...

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I'm in. 

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Blogger templates have come a long way since I started blogging a decade ago. 'Creative' is a #free  Blogger template that's clean and responsive, and oh. So. Pretty. I can't wait to take it for a spin evil grin

My 2-year old loves "typing faces" on WhatsApp. When I got my phone back she had sent the message, which at some point switched over to the keyboard and auto predict. This sentence appeared amid emojis and random nonsense:

darkness of the Four Soldiers and the Bear in mind that the site spammed their Google

#funny #humor #autopredict
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