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Timely Message from the Writing Stratosphere

16 August 2010 Daily Life

Wintry warmth soothes my bones, spreading Sunday laziness through my body. Indistinct doggie sounds decorate the background. A yap here, gallop there, punctuated by noisy chewing, which I’m determinedly ignoring. I mean, really, how much damage can they do out here? The first whiffs of Spring float her pending arrival on the still air. O […]

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Teddy bears or Terrorists?

10 August 2010 Daily Life

In reality, neither. Just regular puppies, but they sure blast a whole new energy through the home! We’ve had our German Shepherd darlings for two weeks today and much as we adore them, I can’t pretend there aren’t moments of madness. Take Saturday morning, for example. No less than four steaming piles and two large […]

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Sitting in a sunbeam

19 June 2010 Daily Life

All of you who are watching the Soccer World Cup will know how nippy our SA weather is. Well, Jina just loves to play in the sun, especially now! It’s one of the reasons I keep a camera close. She was rolling around so much this morning that it was tricky to take a shot, […]

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Authenticity

4 June 2010 Inspiration

Authenticity is about being. Too much doing can lead to undoing. Quotes to consider: “What we are looking for is what is looking.” – St. Francis of Assisi “Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about.” – W. H. Auden “Serve others for they […]

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Potential

18 May 2010 Inspiration

Potential possesses power. It is best approached with respect, but without fear. Quotes to consider: “You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?’” – George Bernard Shaw “A sobering thought: what if, at this very moment, I am living up to my full potential?” […]

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World Health Day – 7 April 2010

7 April 2010 Bulletin Board

Full credit to all involved in the far-reaching initiatives associated with World Health Day and high five to Jo’burg for participating in the World Health Organization’s ‘1000 Cities, 1000 Lives’ campaign! This includes the launch of optometry and podiatry clinics, initiation of a community environmental health awareness campaign, implementation of a rodent infestation prevention campaign, […]

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Attention

25 February 2010 Inspiration

Attention = Attribute Paying attention bears phenomenal fruit. Quotes to consider: “The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention.” – Richard Moss “It’s beauty that captures your attention; personality which captures your heart.” – Unknown “Anyone bored these days is not paying attention.” – Bill Copeland

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Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre

23 November 2009 Bulletin Board

The De Wildt Cheetah and Wildlife Centre has featured in some of my previous posts. This is an update to spread the word about it’s name change to The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, which has taken place in honour of Ann, who’s dedicated over 40 years of her life to this precious cause, and […]

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Self-belief

30 June 2009 Inspiration

Self-belief is an inside job. Quotes to consider: “Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it.” – Unknown “Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.” – Charles F. Kettering “For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who […]

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Dreaming

28 June 2009 Inspiration

Dreaming delves deep inside. Quotes to consider: “A person starts dying when they stop dreaming.” – Brian Williams “If I am dreaming let me never awake, If I am awake let me never sleep.” – Chinese Proverb “Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet.” – Victor […]

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Subtlety

28 June 2009 Inspiration

Subtlety has its uses. Quotes to consider: “Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature because in her inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous.” – Leonardo da Vinci “Subtlety is the art of saying what you think and getting out of the way before […]

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