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You can’t miss the markers

You can’t miss the markers

Is it purely by chance that some folks are set on paths at odds with the markers of where they emerged from? Do we all have dilemmas to sort out as we journey? Each person knows where their true inclinations lie. These urges shouldn’t have to be justified to anyone...

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At the table

At the table

Table manners and etiquette mean a lot in some quarters, more than others. Some are brought up to observe such niceties, while others just get on with their lives. These social mores are often presented as aspirational to those who are not privy to them. Sensibilities...

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Multiplicity brings specificity

Multiplicity brings specificity

One of the most encouraging developments of recent times is the growing awareness of the multiplicity of stories coming from folks of African descent. Some of us had to live our lives as square pegs in round holes for far too long. One type of person would tell a...

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Dealing with senses

Dealing with senses

What are words, sounds, colours, shapes and the stuff of our senses for? Conveying meaning is the goal. High falutin’ sophistication is only a veneer. Yes, we should all make the most of our attributes to be of service while we’re present. Hitting the spot in a given...

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On the road

On the road

Travelling on the road to self acceptance is neither a marathon  nor a sprint. Age and life experience are not necessarily the dues that need to be paid to travel far, or speedily. Some people 'get it' from childhood. Others are eluded for entire lifetimes. In...

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The science of compliance

The science of compliance

Compliance seems to be a driving force in the forward motion of many cultures. Even communities that enable individuals to think, act and express themselves freely have boundaries around the sort of behaviour that is regarded as okay, or unacceptable. Is it possible...

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