To be real

To be real

Popular songs often refer to openness in the way that folks relate to each other. “Keeping it real” or “being real” are alluded to as exemplary ways to present one’s self. In many cases, these ideas are expressed by performers who have assumed personas, so the...
From my impressionable days

From my impressionable days

In the days when I was a lot more impressionable than I am now, I remember reading an interview with a celebrated avant garde jazz pianist. According to reliable sources of information, this artist could best be described as high maintenance in his modus operandi. The...
Connections,time and places

Connections,time and places

It’s a pity that sometimes paths cross and connections are made that can only be sustained from a distance. This is often the case for those of us who travel a lot for work reasons. In those cases, moments are shared that will always be remembered with fondness, but...
Options and joyousness

Options and joyousness

Isn’t it wonderful that human beings have so many options to choose from in various situations? Due to upbringing, conditioning, social mores and codes, sometimes we forget that we have more agency than we think. Some folks get excited by particular things they see or...
A carer’s energy

A carer’s energy

Striking a balance between being reasonable from a personal perspective and not being a people pleaser consumes a lot of energy. When a person has the ability to read group dynamics well, he often needs to decide whether or not to work towards harmonious and...
Making the most of moments

Making the most of moments

It is likely that individuals all have personal ways of relating to passing time. There have been moments when I have been frustrated about other people’s approaches to time management. Most people want to be regarded as efficient and able to deliver results as and...