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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.

 
When writing goes rong - um, wrong
13:54 (GMT+2), Tue, 07 February 2017
Writers’ block is a real occurrence. It’s when the right hemisphere of the brain lapses, or in my case, completely malfunctions. You would know the right hemisphere controls creativity - the arty side that includes writing.  And the left hemisphere is the source of carrying out...
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Let’s pound e-books to pulp
08:39 (GMT+2), Thu, 02 February 2017
The book worm is also known as a book or paper louse that feeds on microscopic moulds and other organic matter found in neglected places like cool, damp, dark and undisturbed areas of archives, libraries and museums. OK, now you know where the name for an avid reader of books originates. And I...
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Shake the tree for truth, Schabir
09:18 (GMT+2), Tue, 31 January 2017
There is one person who could prove or disprove the alleged corruption history of president Jacob Zuma. After all, he was found guilty of having a corrupt relationship with the man. But let’s digress. What defines a relationship? Oxford dictionary says, “The way in which two or...
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Golfers find others a handicap
09:24 (GMT+2), Tue, 24 January 2017
The golfing fraternity is elitist. Or so I'm told. Not being a golfer I wouldn't know first-hand. But what I've noted on occasion is the response I get when asked whether I play. A deep frown and a look of disdain follow my negative answer. Must admit, not all the golfers treat me like a leper...
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An itch you dare not scratch
12:52 (GMT+2), Mon, 16 January 2017
What’s more degrading than being told in your face you’re carrying lice? I remember at school a poor soul was sent home because her hair was swarming with the wingless parasitic insects. Even when rid of the pests, the stigma remained. She became known as “Lucy Lice”. Cruel...
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