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On the farm, running a Local Government, then some downtime…

After 12 hour days this week, it was time to head to Jurien Bay and spend the next four days with the family. First though, some snaps through the week, this morning on the farm, where I am staying at the moment, and then at Jurien… So, it’s an extra long weekend for me. I […]

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Julian Lennon Performs ‘IMAGINE’ for Global Citizen’s Stand Up For Ukraine w/Nuno Bettencourt

I thought I would share Julian’s public performance of his Dad’s truly great, beautiful and moving song from earlier this week… What Julian Says About His Moving Performance on His YouTube Page “The War on Ukraine is an unimaginable tragedy… As a human, and as an artist, I felt compelled to respond in the most […]

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Leaders Say What We Cannot!

I am going to share a single thought with you today: leaders say what we cannot! The greatest leaders form words that not only define a generation, but guide us through the echoes of time. Sometimes, the significance of these words are lost. However, it is always up to the new generation of leaders to […]

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The Ukraine Playbook – A Failure in Leadership

One leader cackles with glee. Another leader puts on a brave face. The remaining leaders are playing poker. What we are seeing play out right now regarding the Ukraine is, sadly, from a well worn playbook. Even sadder, is the time taken by others who can stop such aggression. A diplomatic solution is always the […]

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Babylon – David Gray

Dave Gray is one fine muscician and singer. In light of events mentioned in Tuesday’s blog, I thought I would share one of Dave’s great songs, Babylon: A summary of the song and what it means, and what it meant to Dave in particular, can be found here Have agreat weekend everybody!

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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 🎄🎅🦌

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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