Posted by | 23/04/2021
What’s the Minimum Requirement? | #MyFridayStory No. 185

Many students are guilty of asking: Will this be on the test? There’s a mindset prevailing the method behind the question. It’s less about learning and more about ticking a...

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Posted by | 09/04/2021
Let it Flow | #MyFridayStory No. 183

“My Cuzzins, I’m ‘tuning you straight… the sheriff has been ‘round to my pozie so many times, my kids think John Wayne* is still alive!” ~ Barry Hilton, Runway Bar, Airport Holiday...

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Posted by | 05/02/2021
Life is Messy | #MyFridayStory No. 174

Almost nothing goes according to plan. In the penultimate stanza of the 1785 poem by Scottish poet and lyricist Rabbie Burns, “To a Mouse, on Turning Her Up in Her...

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Posted by | 29/01/2021
Jumping Over Your Own Shadow | #MyFridayStory No. 173

Visualise a person jumping over their own shadow. It might seem doable. Try doing it yourself and you’ll realise it’s impossible. A similar and equally vivid metaphor is, “Pulling yourself...

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Posted by | 15/01/2021
A Lifetime in One Year | #MyFridayStory No. 171

Around this time last year, I wrote these words on the chalkboard in my kitchen: God is in control. Towards the end of last year, my Son thought it would...

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Posted by | 27/11/2020
Vasbyt! | #MyFridayStory No. 164

I’ve led a privileged and easy life. Sure, I’ve had a few ups and downs, but all things being considered, it’s been fun. Military service was compulsory for all-white South African...

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Posted by | 20/11/2020
Finishing Strong | #MyFridayStory No. 163

My Brother died last Monday morning after a brief ugly fight with Cancer. He was born in 1952. My little sister was born 3 years later but fell ill and...

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Posted by | 25/09/2020
Heritage and Reconciliation | #MyFridayStory No. 155

The world is crying out for healing. There is so much division, distrust, conflict, suspicion, and disease, it feels overwhelming. Suffering and sickness are universally felt by all living things....

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Posted by | 11/09/2020
Extraordinarily Ordinary | #MyFridayStory No. 153

You are unique. Like everyone else. Over the last 6 months, the world has experienced a time like no other in living memory. Almost overnight, the world shut down as...

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Posted by | 17/07/2020
Less is More | #MyFridayStory No. 145

The process of purging - to rid oneself of an unwanted person, object, quality, condition or feeling, often violently and abruptly – can be liberating. South Africa has been on...

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