If it isn’t sensationalised, we won’t read it

I have a real love for George Elliot quotes, and the one below says everything I am currently feeling. The media have a job to do. I understand this and I think they can perform amazing things for their audience, but they also indulge in an ignorant kindness at times. It angers me, the inane […]

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It’s me, not you. I call BS on that!

I once had a medical specialist tell me how hard life was in the middle wage category. You know what I mean, don’t you? The middle, not poor and not rich. His implication was the poor get looked after and the rich can afford it and the middle go crazy trying to figure out what […]

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Shakespeare, Emily Bronte, Frances Hodgson Burnett, David Suzuki and Bruce Dave – influencing with or without media hype

I am a writer. I fear saying it aloud, but it is true. I am a writer and whether good, bad or indifferent I write because I have been influenced by what I read or have read, see or have seen, hear or have heard. Years ago, the influence for most people was confined to […]

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Book Corner Chilling in August

Books, books and more books. I can’t think of anything better and yet I constantly come across people who don’t read. Media has a lot to answer for but then is the problem media or is it us? It is so easy to hand over an iPad, or a phone to entertain our children rather […]

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Supporting others is a form of gift giving; Meet Claudine Tinellis

The season for giving has arrived once again. These days it all seems to come so soon, a symptom of the times. Everything happens faster. One year follows another before we know it. These days everything comes with a price tag and not being as solvent as I would like to be, I have had […]

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Modesty, the 5% golden rule (and the 3 Cs)

This is the third and last post in my consistency, confidence and celebration series. I am a complete technological failure. I know I have said this previously and considering the fact I do have social media and run a blog and have a website you probably think I exaggerate.  Trust me I don’t. What I […]

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FOMO: Justified or not, that is the question

If you have read my title you are either wondering what the heck I am on about, or you actually know what the word means. I fall into the first category. My introduction to this word occurred when the question When is FOMO justified was posed in an article I was reading.  It got my […]

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