Author: Ray Hartle

I’m a writer from the Eastern Cape, South Africa, an MA in sociology and a continuing student. I’ve worked in journalism and corporate communications in both the private and public sectors for almost four decades. Some of the life, professional and ethical principles I learnt early on, still define me now. My loved ones include Belinda, Heath, Rebecca, Kelly & Marco. This site started as a means of sharing with loved ones, friends and associates the story of my journey – through cardiomyopathy, end stage heart disease towards transplantation, and the blessings and challenges of now living with a donor heart. It’s a repository for much of my journalism – news and feature writing, and opinion pieces.