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Second Fiddle

When I was in primary school, I read about 2 men who went to a concert. There were all kinds of musical instruments that fascinated them and they began identifying and discussing them. The more knowledgeable man pointed out the second fiddle and explained that this instrument plays more of …

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Social Media Addict?

If you are not on social media you must be well over 70 in body or mind! Times have really changed. I am not on many media. I joined Facebook years ago after someone convinced me it was better than Hi5. I joined twitter because that was the way to …

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Stephen the Organised

Many, many yeats ago whne the church experienced its first growth, it became obvious that Christians were no less human. Allegations of nepotism, favouritism, and marginalisation were rife, and it was necessary to appoint stewards to manage the distribution efforts. I took a quick trip to Jerusalem and tried to …

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November

Settling into a new community about a decade ago, I joined¬† a social group. As i made my way to my very first meeting, I had an inkling that I would be called upon to give a little address. As I sat in the taxi that November evening, I wondered …

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P-T-G

Some work got me thinking recently about the growth that follows recessions. Organisations are forced to go lean and it appears that induces some innovation which helps them leap forward once the recession is over. I was still contemplating this when I got a little write-up about how this affects …

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Think (1)

A friend was walking on the streets of London last week, and he saw the house in which Benjamin Franklin lived in the 18th Century. This is the 21st Century. We had previously reasoned together about the building codes and styles of Africa as compared with those Europe. Neither of …

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The heart of the teacher

A few moments ago, I got thinking about my secondary school days. I recalled the loving teachers such as Mr Awe and Mr Oyedotun. Mr Oye must have been the most popular teacher with parents. For science students, Mr Awe was the best with clarity of communication and contemporary anecdotes …

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V-Formation

I recently observed some ducks in a pond. I found that ducks do dive, and once a duck kept me waiting for it emerge from under the water, only for it to emerge further downstream. I noticed that ducks have their feet extended behind their bodies (like lifeless sticks), having …

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Do words inspire?

I was in a meeting sometime ago and a few people were asked to tell what has inspired them to advance in life. Different people mentioned different things. How they saw the success a mentor made and they decided to go for it; how, from childhood, they heard the story …

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