Author Archives: Michael Reyneke

About Michael Reyneke

At present, I'm a full-time SAP Business Consultant (to quote my business card), however, I will retire early next year. Writing and photography are my hobbies but I intend to write full-time to keep my creative faculties primed.

1 = 2: A Life Lesson

At exactly eight o’clock Mr. BG, our high school final year Math teacher walked into the class. We watched him go through his routine. You know the one of removing his jacket and hanging it neatly over the back of … Continue reading

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Lesson 4: Wasting Away – A Memoir

Wasting Away A desperately ill child’s reflections of sounds and smells from the confines of his bedroom as he struggles with the fear of dying. I lay on the floor on my back staring blankly at the ceiling. The threadbare … Continue reading

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Wasting Away

I’ve combined all the exercises of Lesson 3 into a vision map. Wasting Away – A desperately ill twelve-year old’s reflections of sounds and smells from the confines of his bedroom.

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Lesson 2: Optional – I’m Redundant!

I’m Redundant! August is a special month in my calendar; it’s my birthday month. In 1998 August was more special than any other I have known. Aside from my birthday, August was the company’s budget month. At that time I … Continue reading

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Lesson 1: Song “Una Furtiva Lagrima” (M’ama!) – Donizetti

Being twenty-one most people have the idea that you have come of age. Well, mostly, this is true but it’s not the magical number “twenty-one” that did it for me. It was the party celebration with my friends and my … Continue reading

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