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Posted by | 24/09/2021
Choices. Choices. Choices. | #MyFridayStory No. 207

Choose, then be. Scientists say we make up to 35 000 decisions each day. Each decision, of course, carries certain consequences with it that are both good and bad. Most,...

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Posted by | 27/08/2021
No Chilli. No Garlic. No Point. | #MyFridayStory No. 203

I’ve grown up around people that taught me how to cook. Two of my great loves are reading and learning. Great instructors throughout my life that taught me to challenge...

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Posted by | 30/07/2021
Being in the Moment | #MyFridayStory No. 199

What happens when we die? I always thought when we die, we’ll know everything that people did to us, and everything we did to other people. The truth will be...

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Posted by | 14/05/2021
I Never Hugged My Father | #MyFridayStory No. 188

“I regret never hugging or consoling Dad when he cried.” My older Brother confessed this to me before he died. Upon hearing the admission, I cringed knowing I was guilty...

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Posted by | 07/05/2021
The Notebook and Pen | #MyFridayStory No. 187

Life is simpler as a child—before status, power or wealth has any bearing on you. I was six years old and halfway into Grade 1 and became gravely ill. My...

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Posted by | 30/04/2021
The Maid’s Cup | #MyFridayStory No. 186

As white Afrikaners born in the 1920s, my Parents grew up during the birth of apartheid. My Dutch and French ancestors came to South Africa, fleeing from discrimination, victimization, and...

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Posted by | 16/04/2021
The Junk Drawer | #MyFridayStory No. 184

I’m sure every household has a junk drawer. Our junk drawer was in the kitchen—the second drawer from the top under the eating utensils. Those were neatly arranged in a...

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Posted by | 12/03/2021
Do Something, Now! | #MyFridayStory No. 179

There’s a point where the talking must end, and the doing must start. My Dad died 18 years ago. My Mom lived on for another 15 years and passed away...

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Posted by | 04/12/2020
God’s Betrayal | #MyFridayStory No. 165

I was as a late bloomer on purpose. It was another one of the deals I made with God when I was a young boy. I was on a first-name basis with...

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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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