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Planting Seeds of Greatness

Everyone has been affected by a teacher at some point of their life. And given October 5th was World Teachers’ Day – a UNESCO initiative, ‘devoted to appreciating, assessing, and improving the educators of the world,’ I think it’s timely we take our collective hats off to teachers everywhere. (http://www.worldteachersday.org) Teaching is one of the [...]

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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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Knowing (more or less).

The paradox of ‘the more you know, the less you know’ is very true for me.  But that’s okay, because the less I know of the more I know means there’s more to learn and know! Yep, I love learning.  It gives me great satisfaction. Actually, I feel more than satisfied, I also feel energised [...]

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