Preface

Ahoy dear readers, gather round, come right this way!

Full bore, over the top, I’ve driven into the tightest corner of my jam-packed life. 

Over-reaching myself, taken by surprise, I was felled mightily by the vicious attack. Coming back to earth, listing badly, the bleakness of utter breakdown stared me in the face.

Confined to quarters, sweating it out, I set to righting myself.

Writing about myself, straining my heavy eyes in the twilight zone,I reflect on this long collision course.

Allow me, this maverick from upcountry, distiller of knowledge,  missionary for public enlightenment, to show you the time of my life, from hatch to match to despatch. 

I recall my ulyssean quest for the Big Picture and my crack at the Big Time.

Stalled in this last ditch but still above ground, I’m hanging in. Big Time.

Held to account, brought to book, I focus on the nature of my paralysis and the Spectre that crippled relations of my country, my profession and my mother.

Moved by a raft of kindred spirits whose essence I  distil,  explore with me, heightened by a sense of survival,   sweeping matters of identity and excellence.

Come one, come all ,step right up. Join me, me hearties, on this most eventful expedition.

Exploring both deadly serious and darkly humorous sides of life.

Breaking barriers that will stay in your memory.

Each portal of call  provides access to an episode in our man’s life.Come straight ahead with me or if you wish to deviate, choose the  portals of call according to your interests with all   linking up again to the main trajectory.

Each episodic portal can be read as a stand alone or as able to link to the others.

Manoeuvre your way around by clicking on underlined words.

All ashore that’s going ashore!

Anchors aweigh!