My good friend went to a restaurant the other day. Of course he didn’t take me to the restaurant, but I didn’t hold a grudge against him for it. (That’s what I told him anyway, to make sure the ‘accident’ comes across as the surprise it’s set up to be … kidding folks!) Being the […]Read More The Kind Of Taste It Leaves
At first the effort is made to make you feel welcome. There are conversations, your contact details are taken and sure enough not long after that you get a message asking how you are. When you return there’s the recognition and the same welcoming attitude as there was initially. Once more your welfare will be […]Read More What Will You Be Welcomed To?
Life will not go well as a solo venture. It might appear to go well. There might be accolades and achievements to reflect the solo venture, it might even lift up the spirits recalling the barriers overcome. Yet the fact that we are the product of a social engagement and our arrival on the planet […]Read More About Who You Can Work With
I’ve got this brilliant idea. What we’ll do is we’ll come up with a newsletter for the school. We can write different articles in it and it can have the sort of things we want to see in the newsletter. We need to get permission from the teachers to see if we can do it […]Read More About Ideas, Failings and More Ideas
A man was complaining about not having any shoes and then someone pointed to someone who didn’t have any feet. The sentiment is understood. Don’t complain, there is always someone in worse condition that you. Aspects of the thinking are more than in order. Before we complain about anything, it is a good practice to […]Read More About People Being Worse Off Than You
One of the things my friend said was how difficult it was to remain present. There’s a routine to the gathering. You can go through the motions and often there’s no real desire or requirement to truly be authentic in that setting. So however you’re really feeling should take a side-step and you should just […]Read More When We Gather … What Was, What Is, What Can Be, What Will Be
There is something about being in their company. There was food. Decent food too. Drinking. Good drinks too. One person would ask a question and before in no time at all there was a conversational flow. Sometimes autobiographical, sometimes instructional, sometimes humorous, sometimes profound. There was no obligation to speak – it was voluntary. One […]Read More When We Gather … A Few Key Ingredients