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The Sounds of Music

I have a confession to make: I play the piano accordion. True story. And tomorrow I have my first ukulele lesson. Ditto. Are you still with me? Good. Now that the cat is out of the bag, let me backtrack and give you the full Accordion Story. Way back in the dark ages (around 45 [...]

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My Big Fat Geek Book

I’m currently reading a big fat book. It’s 800 pages long, is in hardcover and weighs about a kilo. The name of this book: Character Strengths and Virtues, A Handbook and Classification, by Christopher Peterson and Martin E. P. Seligman. I started reading this book, in earnest, about three weeks ago. (Prior to that, I’d [...]

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The Strength of Teaching

‘Teaching is a privilege’, I heard someone say on ABC radio just now. I concurred with a nod of my head and a ‘sure is!’ out loud.  It got me thinking how much I miss teaching, after hanging up my teacher’s hat a few years back. I’d taught editing and writing at a TAFE college [...]

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Curiosity…didn’t kill the cat.

We are born curious: as toddlers we taste everything we can get our hands on and explore the grand and the minutia in slow, deliberate, wide-eyed motion. We observe the world as if everything is new – because it is. This innate curiosity tends to taper off as we grow up and out, and as [...]

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