Time and Seasons by ANDREW BLAINE

Time and Seasons by ANDREW BLAINE

Time and Seasons by ANDREW BLAINE To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under Heaven (Ecclesiastes 3:11)  This biblical quotation is used every day and has affected my whole life. What does it mean and why should it be so important? The message...
Seasons and Behaviour by  ANDREW BLAINE

Seasons and Behaviour by ANDREW BLAINE

Yesterday my wife and I were discussing the weather. Living in Durban we notice the changes in weather and their effect on human behaviour.   In September the rain returns. Soft and gentle it breaks the dry and dusty world, bringing back the squish of mud and croak of...
Cricket Purpose and Rules

Cricket Purpose and Rules

When talking cricket, one has to be careful because there are now so many forms of the game (and new mutations are a daily affair) that, in this regard,  the game could be easily compared to COVID and the cure thereof. The biggest supporters of the game come from the...
Cricket The Queen of Recreational Activities?

Cricket The Queen of Recreational Activities?

I have played cricket, not very successfully, since childhood. How does one describe the game? The first description of the game that I remember was that given by Wrex Tarr, a Rhodesian comic, who called it a “White Man’s Rain Dance”. His explanation went as follows...
African History and Vaccination

African History and Vaccination

The development of Innoculation and Vaccination has proved to be one of the most significant advances in medical practice since the discovery of Antibiotics. The development has been responsible for the almost complete eradication of a number of diseases and, as a...
My Experience with Vaccination

My Experience with Vaccination

My first experience of vaccination was that of the Diphtheria vaccine, then applied at 6 weeks of age. I nearly died of the cure and only left the hospital some 3 months later! The first vaccination I remember took place when I was about 3 and we lived in East London...