1652: Theft of a Nation

Candice Nolan / Apr 6, 2020

1652: Theft of a Nation

Candice Nolan / Apr 6, 2020

Today, 368 years ago, the Dutch stole the Cape. The local Khoe-Khoe people enjoyed a roaring trade with passing ships. And then, on 6 April 1652, one ...


Lockdown Log: Back to work

Candice Nolan / Apr 6, 2020

I returned to work last Friday. This was on the advice of my psychologist, who believes staying at home, marinating in my own delusions, is not a good...


Lockdown log: Maintaining the status quo

Candice Nolan / Apr 2, 2020

I am returning to work tomorrow. Maintaining the status quo. Turns out I was confused about my psychiatrist having booked me off for three weeks. And ...


Lockdown Log: Us vs Them

Candice Nolan / Apr 1, 2020

And then I came across this gem while trolling facebook. Lockdown is bad for the world economy. So America is considering unlocking the door, and kill...


Lockdown Log: The end of the beginning

Candice Nolan / Apr 1, 2020

I just found out that I may have to return to work next week. The end of the beginning. Work, where one person was infected with covid19. So I am rati...


Lockdown Log: Status quo

Candice Nolan / Mar 31, 2020

I find it funny that the media in South Africa believe they will still be around after lockdown. Journalists have declared themselves essential servic...


Lockdown Log: A close call

Candice Nolan / Mar 30, 2020

I just found out that a second colleague of mine from the public broadcaster, has tested positive for covid19. This latest case is at the same offices...


Lockdown Log: Disconnect

Candice Nolan / Mar 29, 2020

I think I figured out the source of my “mood disorder”. It’s called by ya’ll, with your cultures and history. All the fuss and...


Lockdown Log: For the Birds

Candice Nolan / Mar 28, 2020

The birds were chirping crazily this morning. I imagine they evolved the ability to have their chirps heard over the maddening human sounds of traffic...


Lockdown Log: Social Distancing

Candice Nolan / Mar 27, 2020

It has been such a strangely quiet day. Two cars drove by the lake today. One of the neighbours was blaring some old school beats this morning. And no...


Lockdown Log: Day 1

Candice Nolan / Mar 27, 2020

Today is the first day under lockdown in South Africa. This is my Lockdown Log: Day 1. I’m writing this from my balcony (known as a stoep in SA)...


Overreacting?

Candice Nolan / Mar 25, 2020

I went to see my psychiatrist today. I wore a face mask. She had different kinds of sanitizer on her desk. I used all of them. She noticed, however, t...


Coronavirus: A New Dawn

Candice Nolan / Mar 24, 2020

Coronavirus is a tiny little guy that looks like a crown. Tiny, like smaller than our genome. This means you cannot see it with the naked eye. This th...


Shelter my people

Candice Nolan / Mar 23, 2020

This coronavirus pandemic has forced humankind to be more kind to other humans. The army removed the homeless, including street kids, from the streets...


Lockdown in South Africa

Candice Nolan / Mar 23, 2020

My country, South Africa, is under lockdown. Well, from Thursday. Earlier in the day there were pictures circulating of the army amassing in a local s...


The end is nigh

Candice Nolan / Mar 23, 2020

Even the plagues of Egypt weren’t on the scale of the corona virus pandemic. The world has never before faced circumstances such as these. It...


Surviving Covid19 and Coronavirus

Candice Nolan / Mar 22, 2020

Response ability. I’m waiting for the President to address the nation. There is rumours that he will be closing shopping malls, amongst other me...


Panic attack

Candice Nolan / Mar 17, 2020

I had the longest shower ever. Hottest too. Running water and soap kills the virus, right?! I kept thinking “I wish there was a way that I could...


Doom and Gloom

Candice Nolan / Mar 16, 2020

My day job involves processing news stories. Basically, picking up things from the wires and from 24 hour news channels. It tends to give one a jaded ...


Panic stations, everyone

Candice Nolan / Mar 15, 2020

Okay, shit just got real. Covid19 has been declared a national disaster. They shutting schools, banning gatherings of more than 100 people, cancelling...


Backlinks: a novice guide

Candice Nolan / Mar 13, 2020

I have been running my website for about two years now. I learnt all about SEO and why it’s important. Well, not everything. Today, I took a cra...


Free?lance

Candice Nolan / Mar 11, 2020

This freelancing thing is a full time job. I’m using online tools to try and get work. I found this one which seems to originate in Asia. Mostly...


Disappointment

Candice Nolan / Mar 10, 2020

This freelancing gig is not for the faint of heart. My brain hurts. I spent all day, pitching for jobs. Bidding for my hat in the ring. Performing lik...


My story

Candice Nolan / Mar 10, 2020

I saw God’s face. And it is magnificent. My life was ever changed during child birth. But the birth of the mother took much longer. The midwife ...


The Side Hustle

Candice Nolan / Mar 7, 2020

I wouldn’t say I’m a natural born hustler. But I’ve become a hustler out of necessity. I’m on the hunt for alternative streams...


Begging to be loved

Candice Nolan / Mar 2, 2020

Building a successful podcast is harder than it looks. My approach has been: “Build it and they will come”. They being the audience. Liste...


A foot in

Candice Nolan / Mar 2, 2020

I suffer from foot-in-mouth syndrome. I always have. Always will. It’s because I figure I have an answer for any question. Someone close to me e...


The long end of the stick

Candice Nolan / Feb 28, 2020

I had a major breakthrough the other evening. After an intensive labour, the mother within me was finally birthed. It took 39 months. But I have arriv...


New birth

Candice Nolan / Feb 26, 2020

I am healed. I have re-birthed myself. I am a mother....


Constraint

Candice Nolan / Feb 25, 2020

It’s starting to pay off. The hard graft I’ve been doing on myself. I am so much less impulsive than before. I think before I act, rather ...


Worth less?

Candice Nolan / Feb 21, 2020

So my sister cancelled her playdate with #BabySesame. It was her idea to begin with. Turns out, she double booked and has a braai to attend. I nixed t...


Procrastination

Candice Nolan / Feb 20, 2020

I feel blocked. Constipated with ideas. It’s just so painful to let them out. So I spend my time watching Suits. I don’t particularly enjo...


Some body to love

Candice Nolan / Feb 16, 2020

I am approaching my 40th birthday. Whenever that comes up, I think to myself “I really need to start gymming”. I was overweight even befor...


Morality

Candice Nolan / Feb 14, 2020

So, I got engaged in a debate with an atheist the other day. He was pontificating about the ludicrousness of organised religion (as is his custom). An...


Consternation

Candice Nolan / Feb 11, 2020

I am paranoid. And maybe, just slightly, an egomaniac. I received my freelancer media card today. And the voices in my head haven’t stopped sinc...


Checking in

Candice Nolan / Feb 10, 2020

Hello, dear reader. I have been neglectful of late. Apologies! I have been looking for the next big thing. And I think I have found it. Don’t wa...


How to podcast: learning the ropes

Candice Nolan / Feb 4, 2020

I am making all kinds of mistakes. I hope they are of the right variety. That’s how one learns, isn’t it? By making mistakes. Or is it jus...


A new logo

Candice Nolan / Feb 3, 2020

So the website developer I previously raved about, has messed up. Big time. He/she has made it totally impossible for me to change anything on the use...


Perspective

Candice Nolan / Feb 2, 2020

I came across this on facebook. I never thought to look at a mobil from this perspective. It seems these things are designed to attract the people wit...


Talking about Post Natal Depression

Candice Nolan / Feb 2, 2020

It’s been a while since I last wrote. That is not good. But the truth is, I haven’t had much to say. I’m secretly obsessing over my ...


Tops

Candice Nolan / Jan 29, 2020

Mama, I made it! My podcast got ranked 12 in feedspot‘s top 25 podcasts. I’m so super excited! Hopefully, I will get more listeners. That&...


Animal Farm

Candice Nolan / Jan 28, 2020

The year is 2020. Race theory has been wholly discredited. It is taboo to refer to black persons by the racial epithet, known ominously as “The ...


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...