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Not my sensibilities

Not my sensibilities

Appearances and sensibilities are not always aligned in obvious ways. Subtleties and nuances are significant in cultural exchanges. Groups of people can assemble under tents or gazebos marked with flags of convenience. Those who feel comfortable with using broad...

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Vetting the gatekeepers

Vetting the gatekeepers

We are currently living through a moment in time when gatekeepers are being asked to account for themselves. Just the same as in many other instances, this development has its pros and cons. Who are the folks asking for accountability? What are their motives? Is it...

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Observing disruption

Observing disruption

Disruption is part of life. When it happens, we all look for ways to cope. In some cases, the impact of the trauma experienced can cast a pall over several generations. Some of us are well placed to reflect about the changes brought about by such interventions. If we...

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Awakening

Awakening

The term ‘awakening’ evokes a wide range of images, emotions, thoughts and feelings. It is likely that each person will have a unique opinion about what it entails. Looking back at the last century and the dynamic flow of changing attitudes in a relatively short time...

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Imagination and the urge to prevail

Imagination and the urge to prevail

Imagination is funny. It makes a cloudy day sunny, makes a bee think of honey, just like I think of you... go the opening lyrics of a well known jazz standard. Yet, in the performing arts, other aspects of being human are often conflated with the possession of...

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Standing outside of systems

Standing outside of systems

Systems and infrastructures are usually effective ways and means of getting things done. Each of us is encouraged to look for spaces or niches where we can fit into one of these. Some people adapt to the status quo with ease. They might come across as dull or lacking...

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