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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