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.

Curated Poetry

Variations on the Word “Sleep” by Margaret Atwood

I would like to watch you sleeping,
which may not happen.
I would like to watch you,
sleeping. I would like to sleep
with you, to enter
your sleep as its smooth dark wave
slides over my head


Who’s preventing you from being completely free?


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).


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:



Writing for HeroPress

Last week I had the honor of writing an essay for HeroPress titled: “W-W-Waiting for the right circumstances“.

The response to it was great (judging by retweets, DM’s, and emails.)

I am absolutely grateful to Topher DeRosia for giving me such an honor. Topher is the awesome guy behind