Dear Readers,

It is that time of year.  As my old friend Winston (the Churchill one) used to say: There are two types of tired.  One requires rest and the other requires peace.  Both require a wee dram of inebriant.  Like now, the two types sometimes attack me at the same time.  Sitting around our usual Saturday night campfire, sipping Klippies[1] and Coke from our chipped and dented blikbekers, my two contractor friends Sam Shabangu and Fearless Frikkie, both also afflicted with two-type tired after a challenging year, unanimously declared that I should issue a formal directive to the effect that 2021 be declared officially closed, which I hereby do with immediate and final effect.

What remains is for me to wish each of you a well-deserved break over the festive season and, for the new year, that you may have someone to love, meaningful work to do, things greater than yourself to believe in, a reason to smile every day and, that you will keep your integrity even and particularly when faced with difficult choices.

For the benefit of our more recently joined readers, and for reference purposes, the links below will direct you to each of the following Uncle Oswald’s Q&A Forum contributions for 2020 and 2021.

All the best,

Uncle Oswald

[1]      Editor: For those who might not know, the word ‘Klippies’ is a reference to an iconic South African export brandy.