Monthly Archives: August 2012

More from my daughter, the poet

When I was a kid I recall this little phrase that we used to say to people when they were trying to be clever with words.  It goes like this: You must be a poet, your feet show it; they’re … Continue reading

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Faith, Belief and Leadership . . .

As I troll through history, especially religious history, one thing stands out above everything else.  How the rock hard faith and belief held by one individual can have a powerful impact on the behaviour of a large number of people. … Continue reading

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My Favourite Things . . .

I simply remember my favourite things and then I don’t feel so bad.   -Rogers and Hammerstein, Sound of Music It’s been a good summer, a hectic but good summer.  While we didn’t travel far, we certainly got around.  A … Continue reading

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What Drives Me (You, Us)?

“Sometimes you’ve got to let everything go – purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything . . . whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you’ll find that when you’re free, your true creativity, your true … Continue reading

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Thank You . . .

“Sentence first, verdict after words.” -Lewis Carroll My apologies to the White Queen for slightly altering her quote, but for a writer like me, it works better this way. I am issuing a great big THANK YOU to all those … Continue reading

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Let’s Make a Deal . . . “Negotiated Justice”

Let me see if I fully understand this.  Last week the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) accused the US unit of Standard Chartered Bank of laundering as much as $250 Billion in illegal transactions from Iran, breaking … Continue reading

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Interesting or Interested?

“Live For Today…Plan For Tomorrow…Party Tonight..!!!” Again I find myself reflecting on some of the things my mother taught me about how to lead a successful and fulfilled life.  To say I was a poor student when it comes to learning … Continue reading

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