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Neil Young – The Importance of his Stance on COVID Misinformation – Or, What Leaders Must Do During Such Times!

I am so glad someone like Neil has come out and tackled COVID misinformation head on. He has done this by withdrawing his songs from Spotify. Now Joni Mitchell has come out in support of Neil’s stance and has followed suit. Last Thursday, I was listening to the ABC regarding Neil’s stance during my journey […]

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My Top Ten Favourite Songs of All Time, Including a Christmas Favourite 🎄🎅🦌

I haven’t posted in a while as I have been on an extended hiatus from the bloggersphere. Read on… Fellow bloggers Patty and Janis post regularly regarding songs that mean something to them. I thought while I had a few minutes breathing space I would share my top ten favourite songs. The main criteria is […]

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A Short Interlude At Jasmine Falls – An Instrumental Piece by Me!

So, this afternoon I thought I would quickly put down a piece of music on SoundCloud (only about 100 years overdue, but you get that). This is the opening to an instrumental song I wrote on the guitar a long time ago. It’s not the best recording in the world, but I had fun. The […]

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The Tea Trolley Ladies – The Glue That Kept The Office Together

I thought I would take a trip down memory lane and tell a tale or two about the awesome tea ladies who helped keep the morale alive and kicking in the office… As I was waiting with my mum on Monday morning at the hospital, she said “gee, it would be good if the tea […]

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The Kindness Revolution – Hugh MacKay

Or how crises and catastrophes are the making of us in challenging times and the importance of why we (both you and me) need to show leadership in our communities from the ground up… As I was sitting in the reception room of our dentist last weekend, an interview with Hugh MacKay was unfolding on […]

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A Distinct Lack of Interest – Some Days Are Like That!!!

Yes, I am having one of those days… Our daughter has been at her grandmother’s for the last month preparing the final touches to the props she has developed for the movie she is working on, which starts filming at the end of May. She is the head of production on Before Dawn, and her […]

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Sometimes Leadership is Just About Being There…

Have you ever thought about what it means to just be there and lead? I spent the recent weekend in lockdown due to a little COVID outbreak. During this time, a colleague of mine was having an extremely difficult time in the district they manage outside the lockdown zone. Although people in these communities had […]

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Deja vu – In Lockdown Again

Just letting you know that where I am, my family and I are once again in a lockdown, this time for three days from midnight tonight. Our previous lockdown was three months ago. I had almost finished a couple of posts to make up for my tardiness of late, but they might need to wait […]

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Inspirational Reading – Covid’s Unexpected Side Effect: It Made Them Better Leaders

In the latest newsletter from American Express Business Class, I came across a link to an article by Lindsay Blakely, a writer for Inc: Synopsis A brush with the brutal virus brought fear, gratitude, and clarity to these business owners Running a business while recovering from Covid is no easy task. For some owners it […]

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What A Beautiful World (IGY) – Donald Fagan

One of my favourite bands is Steely Dan. Founding member Donald Fagan had a hit with IGY or what is also known as What A Beautiful World (from the Nightfly Album, which is considered one of pop music’s sneakiest masterpieces). Some say it’s a satirical take on the future of the world proposed by scientists […]

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