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Life in the Slow Lane

Cliff Buchler Cliff Buchler was one of the first editors in the pioneering days of Caxton Community Newspapers|Group Editors.

In 1978 he established the Roodepoort Record (among others since) and remained managing editor for over 30 years.

He has lectured to aspirant journalists at the Caxton Cadet School in Johannesburg, and spent time at various newspaper branches (including George Herald) to assist with subbing and other editorial functions.

He has been writing columns for many years.

 
The president sniggers, citizens snarl
09:29 (GMT+2), Fri, 23 June 2017
Motoring to mountain goat country from Paradise, one of our favourite pit-stops is a picturesque and pristine town. Friendly folk, cosy coffee and curio shops and top quaint eateries. An ideal place to take a break from umpteen road stoppages and terror trucks. Until recently, that is.The town...
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Nothing to write home about
07:31 (GMT+2), Thu, 15 June 2017
Some weirdo suggests I write my memoirs. Whatever for? And to whom? The life of a journalist is one big bore, so to write about anything significant or exciting is a misnomer.In my case there’s an additional dull period at the start of my career. Banking. Nothing can be duller than working in...
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Gross habits drive me up the wall
17:43 (GMT+2), Sun, 11 June 2017
If there’s one thing that has me chomping at the bit is a mouth chewing crisps or peanuts in the close proximity of my earhole. The sounds trigger visions of me grabbing the throat of the chewer with my bare hands and applying pressure until he or she spits out the offending crunchies...
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Life in the slow lane
16:46 (GMT+2), Tue, 06 June 2017
For some or other reason there's certain eatables I don't eat. Like wild animals. It's probably because I abhor hunting innocent species in their natural habitat. Like lion. And beautiful buck that would inspire choreographers seeking new dainty dancing steps. Take kudu. A well-known hunter...
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When DIY doctor’s treatment backfires
09:22 (GMT+2), Wed, 31 May 2017
“You can’t take every cough to a doctor, but you can take...|”  Who remembers these words in an advertisement for a throat syrup filling the airwaves in the last century? A pal of yester-year reminded me of it when told of my Heidi’s pneumonia.  By implication,...
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