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Power to charm

Power to charm

Charm is simply what it is. It has a way of winning hearts and minds, but it’s unlikely that anyone lucky enough to be endowed with this attribute is able to keep it going all of the time. So what happens when the person who charmed you is feeling irritable or down in...

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Making choices

Making choices

It is often said that travel broadens the mind. As a young adult, I was told that my worldview had become more expansive whenever I returned from touring abroad. Even now, I still look forward to travelling, Covid-19 risks notwithstanding. Making choices regarding my...

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Economical with the artifice

Economical with the artifice

Looking through my Instagram feed today, I sensed that many of the platform’s users are going through a subtle process of change, regarding the images they post of themselves. There seems to be more willingness to be down to earth and less of a focus on artifice. I...

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Consciousness spins

Consciousness spins

Our planet rotates and spins, but land masses, oceans, skies and other features remain intact, most of the time. How do our values and mindsets nestle within the constant motion? Sometimes, images of washing machines or tumble dryers spring to mind, with garments...

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Lessons learnt from play

Lessons learnt from play

Over a decade ago, I composed music for a London production of the play entitled The African Company Presents Richard III, by Carlyle Brown. The play’s plotline has remained steadfast in my consciousness ever since. Inspired by historical research, the play tells of...

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Feeling safe

Feeling safe

A song long forgotten informs me of a presence. Memories are triggered of places I’ve been and folks I’ve known. I felt safe way back then. Influences are felt in more ways than many of us care to imagine. Those who were present most of the time when our minds were...

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