Welcome to Extremely Foreword – an eclectic blog bringing you stories, art, news, life and culture in a Based, To-the-point, NO to Low BS Environment – your antidote to the mainstream. New posts, interesting takes, fresh angles and thought-provoking takes every weekday – whether you want to be serious or flippant. Style and Beauty tips; Behind-the-scenes coverage of the entertainment scene; Calm, factual and independent news; Business and finance; Science and Tech – all delivered quick, to the point and in extremely foreword style – PLUS all the old favourite longform columns, commentary, Memes and Snapshots from author and editor Peter van der Walt. Fresh posts every Monday to Friday. Memes of Consciousness bring some of the funniest, wisest or most thought-provoking quotes to the fore, while SnapShots combine casual photography and pithy observation. The monthly Extremely Foreword column is a cynical rant I really should be ashamed of (generally being such a positive chap) and – fearless as Quixote – we’ll go wherever our fancy strikes us in essays or articles filed under the category of Nomenclaturia Pedestria – which, frankly, was the most pretentious title I could think of. There’s some quality hand me downs and sensational sloppy seconds in FineFinds reviews for you to feast on. What began as Peter’s personal blog is now the place to find your daily fix of something new, something different and something extra.



Big Little Bits

It hurts when it breaks – and yet in time the big little bits still form a whole and fit – so that the line between me and sea remains clear, though changed. A single rock might well feel more in tact, but a hundred boulders certainly make a more interesting landscape… and thus with every injury, an entire ecosystem is made possible. Whereas before was just the happy cliff – solid and unending and sublime – now the waters can enter, and the crabs can crawl, and little ponds come alive between the tide, and birds land and dogs sniff and people can sit and kiss each other, or stare out at the waves. There is endless detail and fascination in the breaks… and yet… all the big little bits still form a whole. I may be one and multitudes, coherent and divergent, at the same time.


Applied Memetics

News & Current Affairs








The Best Old Thing

The Best Old Thing

The investment world is full of BS. More than marketing - if you can believe such a thing. A lot of guys who did relatively well at mathematics...

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Abundant Heart

Abundant Heart

If you have a young person in your life - a nephew, a son, a daughter, a mentee - and you want to give them a few books that will really help them...

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Peace Of Mind

Peace Of Mind

Mention my name and ask people what jumps to mind, and the words "spiritual" and "mental health" are sure to be mentioned right of the bat... right?...

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Columns & Long Form