The winners have just been announced for a global poster competition that I entered along with classmates from our graphic design course. As fantastic as it would be to win, you don't have to win the competition to make a difference. If that just sounds like a rationalization of how well we performed, well...let's see … Continue reading Make a difference in the world, one page at a time
Certainty sounds like something rock solid and immovable – something upon which you can depend. In reality it’s ephemeral. Yet human beings love the idea of certainty and when we’re thrust into situations of change and uncertainty, it feels like a test. Sometimes it even feels like punishment.
If you place any faith at all in birth order as a predictor of personality traits, then perhaps it was inevitable that I would be the one to attempt to write the story of my father’s life? In our family it’s more difficult than some families to assign birth order because we're a combined family. … Continue reading Same Dad, different stories
New beginnings entice us to look back as well as to turn our minds to the future. As New Year messages from friends and connections have flowed out across social media in the past 24 hours, it's easy to see that pattern. People want to recap what they’ve accomplished and experienced in the year they've … Continue reading Bush Christmas took me back, New Year has me looking forward
Something my Dad used to say after he retired has come back to me lately for a couple of reasons. He used to laugh about the word ‘retired’ and say that he had never worked so hard in his life. That was very true. On retirement he took up running a 100-acre farm. He had … Continue reading Make the most of every day