Tania Melnyczuk


My Diary is my catch-all category for posts that don't fit neatly into one of the other categories.


I don’t want her to be dead. Of all the deaths this past year, this one hurts the most.

She will be so missed. She was so much more than her work. It was how she was with everyone. She was so kind. She was so good. She really was a good person.

Many famous people died in the past year. This is different. Not only did so many people know her, but she knew them too, and that’s different. And she cared about them all.

I look like snails were here for a meeting. My face is covered in tears and my sleeves are laced with snot.

Read these, they are all true.

Our overwhelming concern

"Our overwhelming concern must be for the health and the well-being of all South Africans, particularly the poor, the elderly and the vulnerable. The actions we take and the decisions that we make must be informed by this imperative." President Cyril Ramaphosa I...

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My new art site

I've owned the domain alphabetania.com for ages, and I have also had a matching Twitter account for a long time too, but I used it as a private hiding space for years. Recently I decided to whip up a site, purge the contents of my Twitter refuge, open the padlock, and...

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