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Whitney Houston was a child of promise taught to sing in the Baptist church choir by her choir mistress mother. And she was good. She grew up on the disadvantaged side of life, the African American side of those days. As a teenager, she was introduced to drugs by her …

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Hydroplaning

Hydroplaning. Have you heard that word before? Most people have not. It is what happens when a car runs into a pool of water with considerable speed (about 56 km/h or 35 mph).  A car’s tyres propel the car forward by gripping the ground. The firmer the grip, the better. In …

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Atrophy

Atrophy is kind of a big word. What does it mean? …Gradually decline in effectiveness or vigour due to underuse or neglect. I saw a gentleman with a limb in recuperation. The limb is slimmer than the other but happily getting stronger. It reminded me of the word Atrophy. Have …

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Strength in Ignorance

There was a young man who belonged to a certain Christian group. Almost all they believed in was in conflict with what other Christians believe. He stumbled on Billy Graham preaching on TV one day. He decided to listen and pick holes in the sermon of the “big guy.” This …

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Waiting

One thing most of us find difficult to do is to wait. We jump queues, we push others aside, we throw tantrums, etc, all because we do not like to wait. Interestingly, we are quick to accuse others of unwillingness to wait. Once I got a ride from a senior …

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CAREER DEVELOPMENT

CAREER DEVELOPMENT I developed this blog post from a recent presentation of mine.  First, what is a career? According to Google, a career is an occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person’s life and with opportunities for progress. In this definition, we see the importance of a career …

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Psychosomatic

Prof Howard Hendricks told of his behaviour in Primary School. He used to be an unruly pupil. When a new year started, the class teacher called his name and he identified himself. She then said something like this: “I’ve heard that you are the most unruly in this school. I …

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Consistent

Happy new year! Standard, most of us [attempt to] develop new habits in January. A man hence subscribed at the Gym as a keep-fit plan for the new year. After about two visits, he got busy. Sometime in February, he showed up again. He asked the manager, “What do you …

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Change

Change Change now means different things to different people especially with the ongoing wrenching of political power from established oligarchies as seen in Nigeria, the USA and Gambia. But while these obvious changes are going on, several other life changing changes are happening which most people do not realise till …

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