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Daily Archives: June 29, 2015

True Grit

True Grit

I seldom have a pity party these days. You know, where you feel sorry for yourself and think the world owes you something. But, sometimes I do lapse and come up with the pathetic refrain, “Why me?” Of course, when I step back and have a look at my life I see that it is fine. In fact, I’ve been given more than my due. Goodness, I could have been born in the dark ages. If you lived […]

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Are our children going to end up cheating?

Cheating Children

About a month ago I was approached by a mother of an 11-year-old girl and asked if I would write a speech for her and three of her schoolmates. Evidently, they would all tackle a piece of the speech. Each parent would contribute R1000 for the 20-minute speech. My first question was, “Isn’t this inappropriate and shouldn’t the children be writing their own speeches?” The mother also felt that it was inappropriate to write her […]

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