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Patterns

3 November 2010 Inspiration
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PATTERNS Nature’s babies note their mothers’ markings; Zebra foals imprint mares’ patterns Wild dogs follow the flash of parents’ tails, Lion cubs spot the black behind adult ears . . . But what of humanity – makers of mistakes, thanks to the gift of free will? Our patterns too serve a purpose, teaching lessons long […]

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Thirst

29 August 2010 Inspiration
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Thirst comes first. Silent paws pad down the dirt road, leaving perfect prints. Leopard prints. Warren has picked up the trail of this most elusive cat. It appears to be a male, heading for water. Our eyes scan ahead for the flash of his tail tip. Nothing. Still, my pulse quickens as I flick the […]

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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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