Mind numbing

Candice Nolan / Jan 27, 2020

Mind numbing

Candice Nolan / Jan 27, 2020

Look to this day, for it is life. The very life of life. In its brief course lie all the verities and realities of your existance. The bliss of growth...


No Worries

Candice Nolan / Jan 26, 2020

One of the most important lessons I learnt in journalism was: “If you manage to piss off both sides of the story, then you know you did your job...


I know you are

Candice Nolan / Jan 25, 2020

This meme caught my eye on Facebook. “I am not what you think I am. You are what you think I am.” How profound. We do tend to reflect ours...


Strategic Thinking

Candice Nolan / Jan 24, 2020

It’s time to stop feeling sorry for myself. This constant drive to seek out validation, is driving me batty. So, as I pull myself up by the boot...


Ethics

Candice Nolan / Jan 21, 2020

Aldo Leopold said: “Ethical behavior is doing the right thing when no one else is watching- even when doing the wrong thing is legal.” Well, IR...


A holiday from race

Candice Nolan / Jan 15, 2020

It would be so lovely to go on holiday to a place where the colour of my skin isn’t an issue. It’s not really about the colour of my skin,...


Hope

Candice Nolan / Jan 14, 2020

I’m standing on the cusp of greatness. My destiny. The reason I was put on this earth. Wait…is that too much pressure? Probably! But how e...


Hymie

Candice Nolan / Jan 13, 2020

I have been to see Hymie. You remember? The resonance repatterining guy? Yeah! He helped me with my back troubles at the beginning of last year. Accor...


Drowning

Candice Nolan / Jan 9, 2020

The black dog is back. It keeps barking from the same hymn sheet. Candice, you are not good enough. Candice, you are a failure as a mother. Candice, w...


Whitewash

Candice Nolan / Jan 5, 2020

Apartheid is on the sign board above my soul. That’s how deep it goes. Deeper still. I feel the crushing weight of thousands of generations of s...


Amazing Grrrrrace

Candice Nolan / Jan 5, 2020

I’m so sick and tired of it. The happening of it. The unhappening by those who just can’t fathom that such things do happen. It is pretty ...


2020 Vision

Candice Nolan / Jan 1, 2020

Yesterday’s tomorrow came and brought with it a new year. A new rotation. 365 rotations around the sun. A new decade, bursting at the seams with...


Tis the night before the night before new year

Candice Nolan / Dec 30, 2019

I’m sitting on the banks of the Vaal river. We just put #BabySesame to bed and are preparing to take in the night. It’s a serene little ca...


Spamk you, no spamku

Candice Nolan / Dec 23, 2019

So my site is fully optimised. Proof of that is in the spam that has been inundating my inbox. Dating site spam. It’s probably something that ca...


Hungry for attention

Candice Nolan / Dec 20, 2019

Far from winding down for the holidays, Spudcaster has been busy. We just completed a podcast about hunger in South Africa. It highlights that more th...


Am I too hard on myself?

Candice Nolan / Dec 19, 2019

If there was an emoji to describe my state of mind about my state of mind, it would be the :facepalm: emoji. Argh, I’m such an idiot! Why did I ...


Overthinking

Candice Nolan / Dec 18, 2019

So I have this pen. It has a little billboard on the top, which reads “Hello, I am overthinking everything!” It’s quite a heavy pen,...


Hair Art

Candice Nolan / Dec 16, 2019

A recent trip to my hair stylist sent me on a trip down memory lane. Last year, in the year that Nelson Mandela would have turned 100 years old, my st...


Counting Teeth

Candice Nolan / Dec 16, 2019

So my website has had a complete overhaul. I am so pleased! It looks so professional and the layout is much easier to navigate. It has been an incredi...


Amazing Racism

Candice Nolan / Dec 14, 2019

I thought I was racially ambiguous. At worst, folks wouldn’t be sure if I was white. At best, my pale skin would make me pass for white. I’...


Elusive Sleep

Candice Nolan / Dec 13, 2019

I haven’t been able to sleep since it happened. One minute I was driving without a care in the world. And the next, I literally held my life in ...


Khoelife: The Saga Continues

Candice Nolan / Dec 13, 2019

After my previous post, I was contacted by someone from Khoelife. Finally, progress! Or so I thought. In good faith, I returned the soap. I even paid ...


Poppin' a wheelie

Candice Nolan / Dec 13, 2019

So, there I was, crusin’ the ‘burbs on a lazy Wednesday afternoon. My cuzzy needed to pop in to Pick ‘n Pay. Because, well, we’...


Facelift

Candice Nolan / Dec 12, 2019

Baobulb.org has been revamped, overhauled, revitalised! And it’s all thanks to Gunjan Gudwani at UpWork.com It looks simply splendid! I am so im...


BananArt Drama

Candice Nolan / Dec 8, 2019

In thirty minutes, the world’s most expensive banana, achieved its end goal. Digestion. It was turned into nutrients for energy, growth and cell...


BananArt

Candice Nolan / Dec 7, 2019

One hundred and twenty one thousand US dollars. US$121 000. That’s the price tag for a banana taped to a wall. I mean, that’s what it sold...


Khoelife Organic Soap

Candice Nolan / Dec 3, 2019

I started using a range of organic soap from Khoelife. That was until my daughter had a chemical burn from one of the baby soap products. The product ...


An accidental reunion

Candice Nolan / Dec 1, 2019

Earlier this year, my uncle was involved in a car crash with the wife of a powerful South African politician (Gwede Mantashe). Bump in the knight is h...


Calling in the BIG GUNS!!!

Candice Nolan / Nov 30, 2019

I opted for the Word Press Business plan to set up my website. Afterwards, people advised against it. They said its too rigid and inflexible to manage...


The sleeping giant

Candice Nolan / Nov 28, 2019

So I have been tinkering around with my website alot of late. Learning all about SEO and breadcrumbs. I feel as though I’m smack-bang in the mid...


Producing local stories, mastering the web

Candice Nolan / Nov 22, 2019

Since I started this website, I have been looking for ways to monetise my podcasts. Brilliant local stories require money to make. But I have been thu...


Make that ching

Candice Nolan / Nov 17, 2019

Since I started this website, I have been looking for ways to monetise my podcasts. Brilliant podcasts require money to make. But I have been thus far...


Panacea

Candice Nolan / Nov 15, 2019

I figured out a way to make work work. It’s going well so far. It’s amazing what can happen when one removes emotion from a shituation. Pa...


The Fixer

Candice Nolan / Nov 12, 2019

I recently upgraded my apple mac. This is the machine that launches a thousand podcasts (well, getting there. steadily.). Of course the upgrade meant ...


Personal Mastery

Candice Nolan / Oct 8, 2019

I recently completed a course on Emotional Intelligence and Personal Mastery. It was most useful. An opportunity to take stock, really. I don’t ...


An age

Candice Nolan / Sep 23, 2019

My, it has been an age. I have been on a mission to promote existing podcasts such as de Bijbel I’ve been setting up a series of podcast listeni...


The Webmaster Part II

Candice Nolan / Jul 9, 2019

Someone recently complained that my website was confusing. So I stuck up a Ye Olde construction sign and got a-workin’. Thanks to some helpful f...


The walk out

Candice Nolan / Jul 2, 2019

I haven’t blogged about my daughter in a while. She has officially entered the “terrible two’s”. This is to be followed, say t...


Live wire

Candice Nolan / Jun 29, 2019

Craving a life audience, I set up to podcast listening sessions at one of my favourite haunts. The first one went bust due to a power outage. The seco...


Look to this day

Candice Nolan / Jun 18, 2019

For it is life. The very life of life. In its brief course lie all the realities of existence. The joy of growth. The glory of action. The splendour o...


Murders most foul

Candice Nolan / Jun 3, 2019

It is finished. The podcast that has been haunting my dreams for the past two years. The experience of producing this podcast was at once cathartic. I...


Dark Cinema

Candice Nolan / May 18, 2019

The Ouma Tieties series will be screened at Roving Bantu Kitchen and Treks at the end of this month. Super excited to get this podcast series out ther...


Ouma tieties

Candice Nolan / May 12, 2019

I played it for Aunty Thelma. For the first time, she heard what actually happened to her parental home all those years ago. The true story about...


Working title

Candice Nolan / May 11, 2019

It is finished. Aside from final mix, the podcast is ready. So excited. Its sounding so much better than I could have imagined. Especially, when I was...


These streets

Candice Nolan / May 9, 2019

It’s hard out here on these streets. I feel like I’ve been brewing witches brew. I keep checking on the pot. Bubble, bubble, toil and trou...


Ink

Candice Nolan / May 8, 2019

My two-year-old came with to the voting station this morning. I asked who she was going to vote for. “I’m voting for mummy and daddy.̶...


Lift off

Candice Nolan / May 6, 2019

Eureka! The writers block has been lifted. I have a working draft. And all of this with a toothache. Not too shabby. The podcast is coming together ni...


A chip off the ol’ block

Candice Nolan / May 4, 2019

I was meant to buckle down and work on that podcast. But alas. All I managed to do was make my self sick with worry over the possible impact (or lack ...


Tomorrow

Candice Nolan / May 2, 2019

I’ve been doing some time travel lately. And I’m jet-lagged. Sigh. Some might call it procrastination. Or even writers block. But I put it...


Girls just want to have funds

Candice Nolan / Apr 30, 2019

My momster-in-law got me this wall hanging. I put it on the back of my toilet door. It says “Girls just want to have fun”. I added “...