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Posted by | 19/10/2018
The Slow Waltz | #MyFridayStory No. 54

My brother asked if I’d do our Mom’s eulogy. Completely unlike me, I gave him a long explanation of why I shouldn’t, and ended by saying, “Yes, of course, I...

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Posted by | 12/10/2018
Two Dads | #MyFridayStory No. 53

Growing up I was fortunate to have two Dads. The Baby Boomer Generation are between the ages of 54 and 72 today. Their parents, the generation known as Traditionalists or The Silent Generation, would be 73 and older. Many...

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Posted by | 05/10/2018
Marketing for Dummies | #MyFridayStory No. 52

Like many people, when I first heard the word, ‘Marketing,’ I thought it was a fancy word for, 'Advertising.' For a while in 1988, I was dabbling in what I thought was ‘marketing...

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Posted by | 28/09/2018
What’s in a Name? | #MyFridayStory No. 51

My name is not Frans. Most people know me as ‘Frans.’ It’s what my parents called me, my family all call me 'Frans,' and it’s how I would have introduced myself to...

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Posted by | 21/09/2018
No Man is an Island | #MyFridayStory No. 50

The concept of man being part of a wider community, is common across most cultures and religions. The phase, 'No man is an island,'first appeared in a poem by John Donne (1572-1631), Devotions Upon...

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Posted by | 14/09/2018
Revel in the Chaos | #MyFridayStory No. 49

As the South African economy slipped into a ‘technical’ recession, you would be hard pressed to find someone who thinks things are about to improve. It’s going to get tougher before it gets...

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Posted by | 31/08/2018
Life’s Lessons | #MyFridayStory No. 47

I guess becoming a grandparent might have something to do with my recent epiphany, but I am better for having had it. I’ve had a few weeks for my emotions...

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Posted by | 24/08/2018
The Value of Trust | #MyFridayStory No. 46

In #MyFridayStory Brand You, I suggested how presenting your best self to the world makes lots of sense. Not as a façade or by being false, but by being the real, authentic...

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Posted by | 17/08/2018
Extra Love | #MyFridayStory No. 45

I became a grandfather yesterday, a baby boy born to my son and his partner. I was present for the birth of both my children, and can vividly remember the...

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Posted by | 10/08/2018
Women’s Day | #MyFridayStory No. 44

62 years ago, on the 9th of August, 1956, 20 000 women defiantly marched on the Union Buildings in Pretoria, in protest against the pass system. In South Africa, on Women’s Day we honour...

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