Rape, murder, abduction…and it’s not even 10am yet

I’m scared: I have spent most of my adult life working in Newspapers. From the age of 19 – that is what I have come to know. Although I always gravitated to the lighter side of news, the features and lifestyle pieces, I was always surrounded by “the nitty gritty truth”.

“Five people where just killed, grab a photographer and go” , “We need someone to talk to the survivor of a rape”, “A child was just killed, get a nice emotive picture when you speak to the parents”… Phrases like these don’t shock me (Neither does, that model looks chubby in that shot or can we get some diversity in the photo please)  Because I’ve been a photographer, a writer, a layout artist…I know it, I get it.

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The upside of unemployment

Disclaimer: Okay firstly I don’t take unemployment lightly. I know it’s tough (I’ve spent a lifetime on job sites for myself, friends and family – I have wiped tears, my own and theirs when rejection letters came and cursed companies that don’t have the decency to reject you) I know that there are far too little jobs to go around and I know there are people starving because of this.

The type of unemployment  I’m referring to is the type you choose , the type you signed up for, the unemployed on paper (so no one pays your medical aid and pension but you) but working your butt off in real life type of unemployment.

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A change is a brewing

Flip I’m tired this morning

Went out last night and saw Dalin Oliver‘s show “I came I taught I left”…super funny BUT Since I’m old now and it was a week night I’m feeling ready for a nap.

So…I’ve gathered you all here for a bit of an announcement;
You know how I decided to ditch the 9-5 last year and do my own thing? Well it’s going well so well in fact I need to regroup and recalculate…. like a GPS

So what is Eleanor up to?

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