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Quality of life and discipline

Quality of life and discipline

Visualising the life that one wants in the future, it is natural to expect that close friends and associates will be around to share experiences as one travels on the journey. Sadly, destiny doesn’t always work out the way we expect, so we find ourselves having to...

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Attributes at birth

Attributes at birth

A fellow singer revealed to me that she had been adopted as a child. She only got to meet her birth parents in adult life. In their first reunion encounter, my colleague was amazed at how similar her dress sense was to that of her birth mother. A parent may have an...

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Proselytising for a style

Proselytising for a style

Time and place are important markers for things we do. When a particular style or genre is mentioned, if it has made a mark, one can imagine the sound, look or ambience that it evokes. This is very much the case with the classical performing arts of European derived...

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Handling baggage

Handling baggage

Carrying psychological or emotional baggage is a part of human nature. It has been pointed out in some quarters that triggers are teachers, so it is healthy to be reflective about the reasons why we all get rubbed up the wrong way, occasionally. One doesn’t have to be...

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Everybody should speak for themselves

Everybody should speak for themselves

Sly and the Family Stone memorably sang a song saying ‘Everybody is a star’. As a sweeping generalisation, it could come across as contentious, but there again, when a context is provided, the statement could make a lot of sense. Everyone does want to be seen and...

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Living with process

Living with process

Machiavelli’s most quoted saying is ‘The end justifies the means’. Instant gratification is appealing to folks who haven’t been sufficiently exposed to the idea that process is important. A labour of love makes paying dues bearable and perhaps even enjoyable. Making...

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