On Love

“If you love a flower, don’t pick it up.
Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love.
So if you love a flower, let it be.
Love is not about possession.
Love is about appreciation.”
― Osho

Love has been the topic of poets, philosophers, and writers since time immemorial. I do not claim to have the answer to one of the oldest questions – but, I do have some thoughts on it which I will share. Continue reading “On Love”

Seneca: On The Shortness of Life

When I was in high school I had an Afrikaans language teacher in ninth grade who loved history, culture and philosophy more than he did language – our language lessons then would be spent talking about philosophy (he mostly talking) or telling historical stories – he was seen as quite the weirdo and was also quite aged, he received little participation back – yet, this made me admire him more for his passion was so strong (or he was totally oblivious to the disinterest of most). Continue reading “Seneca: On The Shortness of Life”

WooCommerce Cape Town Meetup

This was quite an eventful meet-up in Cape Town for WooCommerce. The highlights, for me, speaking about ‘Making WooCommerce your own‘ and Mark Forrester’s Q&A about the WooThemes Acquisition with Sean Parker-Ross.

Here are my presenter slides for the meetup:


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The Best of ‘Crew’ – On Work, Life, Productivity, Writing, and Learning.

A few days ago I was reading the blog of one of my favorite web designers, NoSidebar by Brian Gardner. He wrote a post titled ‘The Best Resources for Consuming Creative Content‘ – a brilliant post, in which he mentions a brilliant company called ‘Crew‘. Continue reading “The Best of ‘Crew’ – On Work, Life, Productivity, Writing, and Learning.”

WordCamp Minneapolis: Powerful Local Development Environments with Brad Parbs

At WordCamp Minneapolis, Brad Parbs from WebDevStudios runs through an awesome presentation on creating and using Powerful Local Development Environments using Vagrants.

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