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Life in the Slow Lane

Cliff Buchler Cliff Buchler was one of the first editors in the pioneering days of Caxton Community Newspapers|Group Editors.

In 1978 he established the Roodepoort Record (among others since) and remained managing editor for over 30 years.

He has lectured to aspirant journalists at the Caxton Cadet School in Johannesburg, and spent time at various newspaper branches (including George Herald) to assist with subbing and other editorial functions.

He has been writing columns for many years.

 
Cold comfort in cleaning up
15:59 (GMT+2), Mon, 22 May 2017
For some odd reason I get a deep-seated urge to Springclean our garage in Winter.  Subconsciously, or unconsciously, I equate the dismal weather with the dismal scene facing me as I enter the hoarding precinct. Nothing can be less attractive than half-empty paint cans and brushes left to...
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Memories are made of this – or are they?
11:46 (GMT+2), Fri, 12 May 2017
Had a visit from two couples we hadn’t met for many years. Although they’re family we’ve remained good friends – probably because of the physical absence. Of the group, I’m the long tooth and considered the wise man, but it soon became evident the wisdom sprung...
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Erasing poverty remains a pipe dream
10:45 (GMT+2), Tue, 09 May 2017
Politicians love beating the poverty drum, promising policies addressing the "poorest of the poor". By now we know those so-called stratagems are unsustainable. The irony is that although the poor represent the majority of voters who keep the government afloat, they remain poor. Even social...
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Go, lady, go
09:16 (GMT+2), Wed, 03 May 2017
According to latest stats, women are not breaking through enough glass ceilings. I'm not surprised. It must be a painful experience being pierced with and impaled on shards of glass. It would take a superwoman to accomplish this feat. And presently there are evidently not too many prepared for this...
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Look who's fallen from the family tree
12:19 (GMT+2), Tue, 25 April 2017
There's one intriguing thing about my Heidi's Facebook: It now and then features photographs of forgotten family and friends taken many moons ago. Yes, "forgotten" is the key word. How can family be lost in the memory bank?  Friends, yes. It happens after long periods without contact, but...
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