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All Streams flow into the Ocean

We live in a world where we glorify the stars. It appears to us as though they were overnight successes and geniuses. But that is simply dishonest. A lot of our celebrities have put in the hard graft to catch their break. Their opportunity finally collided with their preparation, and […]

Coming Attractions

Last Thursday I had a day out with my great nieces and nephews. They’re a rowdy bunch; fiercely independent, creative and funny. I enjoy seeing their chaos in all it’s glory. I’m not the parent; I’m the uncle that gets to wind them up and watch the tornado of youthful […]

Gentle Reminders

I needed to see @jonicggiano writing her latest piece on her blog Inner Child, to remind me that there are some things that just don’t go away. It is too early on a Sunday morning to discuss these issues, but I will revisit it at some point when I have […]

If I claim to be a wise man.

I do not subscribe to the belief that it is difficult to change people’s habits; that you cannot teach an old dog new tricks. There are numerous “old dogs” among the younger generation as well. There are many of us who have involuntarily decided to stop learning. Stuck in our […]

Chats with my Mum #8

“I’m hurting.” That is all she said this morning on a 3:30 video call. She could not sleep. Yesterday morning she got tested for covid after showing symptoms. Her 87-year-old body, tempered by a life of resilient faith, is taking a beating. Her emotions, challenged and molded over the years […]

In the quiet

Sometimes you just need to hear yourself think. Social media can me so loud. I needed to take a break from it for a while. I have been working on several writing projects, and doing some editing on my novel. As a result I had not posted on my blog […]

Inventive Faith

If you believe in yourself, and in your dreams, there I nothing insurmountable if you move by faith. There is a workaround for every scenario that may deter. Never quit at the first hurdle, devise new methods if the old ones no longer work. So many of us fear to […]

Riding out the storm

I don’t necessarily believe in happily ever after’s. But I do succumb to the hope that there are lovely ‘afterwards’. You can work hard for something, and afterward, you will reap the reward of your hard work. After the grind; after the hustle; after multiple lessons in failure; after rejections […]

Writing is Life

It has been one of those weeks. Just a lot of work, and no blogging. I did manage some writing though. A few hours in total, stolen during lunch breaks, and sitting in traffic. I realize I can take a ton of notes and story ideas when I get stuck […]

Set Backs to Come Backs

When browsing my news feed this morning, I saw the story of Australian surfer Owen Wright. He had suffered a horrific brain injury in 2015 and had to learn to walk again. His story at the time didn’t get much attention, except in the surfing world. I remember reading it […]