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Trial by Fire – The Challenge of Being A Leader in the Public Arena And 5 Ways To Deal With It

I wasn’t born a leader… And yet, it happened. I became one. Along the way though, I pushed back against “the call to arms” many times. Just because I dealt with injustice, resolved matters of inequality and helped the down trodden, didn’t mean I was a leader. However, others thought I was a leader because […]

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

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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Draw Blood From a Stone – Metropolis

One of my favourite songs from my favourite movie… Sometimes there is a song or a piece of music that sums up a certain feeling, a reflection or mood. One of my favourite songs is Draw Blood From A Stone. It was composed by the fabulous Giorgio Moroder and performed by Cycle V as part […]

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The Grotto’s Reflection – A Nod To George

So I thought that while I was on a roll, I would share my next musical creation, which is a nod to George… My sister and brother in law flew in from Tasmania yesterday. We haven’t seen each other for quite sometime, so it is fabulous that we can get together during the time of […]

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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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Everybody Loves A Good Comeback – You Too Can Rise From The Ashes

Watching Big Shot the previous Sunday, former NCAA Division I champion basketball coach Marvyn Korn (John Stamos) has these very words said to him by a good friend who is also a chief basketball scout: “Everybody loves a good comeback.” For anyone who has caught up with this show, the feelgood story on Disney+ is […]

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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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The Rest is Silence – In Memory of HMAS Sydney

The Rest Is Silence – Lest We Forget On 19 November 1941 during World War II, HMAS Sydney was involved in a mutually destructive engagement with the German auxiliary cruiser Kormoran. The Sydney was lost with all hands (645 in all). Most of the German crew from the Kormoran survived. I have seen some of […]

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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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