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Posted by | 25/06/2021
Telling Stories | #MyFridayStory No. 194

I come from a family of storytellers. Most families have a storyteller or two. Folks all gather around to listen and to learn from them. It’s through the art of...

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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 | 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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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 | 30/10/2020
Don’t Waste Your Life | #MyFridayStory No. 160

I believe people who do honest hard work to retire at an early age deserve a well-earned rest. At least, that’s what I used to believe. I mean, it is...

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Posted by | 16/10/2020
What I Lost in Pursuit of Happiness – Part 2 | #MyFridayStory No. 158

“Happiness never comes from a destination. Happiness is a choice we make, every day, no matter where we are.” ~ Dr. Robert Holden The leading British psychologist Dr. Robert Holden coined the phrase, “Destination...

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Posted by | 09/10/2020
What I Lost in Pursuit of Happiness – Part 1 | #MyFridayStory No. 157

“Striving to find meaning in one’s life is the primary motivational force in man” (Viktor Frankl 1992) The title could have been, “What I gained in pursuit of happiness” but for me, the essence lies...

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