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Authority, Obedience and Nelson Mandela

Image credit: Okay Africa This is ‘Mac’ Maharaj. Ever heard of him? I hadn’t. He was imprisoned with Nelson Mandela, and smuggled out his book, Long Walk To Freedom. Later, he served as Minister for Transport in South Africa’s first … Continue reading

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When Kids Have Big Feelings

I think I’ve finally arrived as a parent. Marigold told me, “I hate you!” yesterday. Most people really struggle with that. Who wants to hear those words come out of their child’s mouth? What an awful thing to say! But … Continue reading

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The Teen

Audrey is 15.  She just celebrated her birthday and is looking forward to obtaining her driver’s permit.  I can’t believe my *baby* is only three years away from being an adult.  In one way it is “She is only three … Continue reading

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Writing Home… part two

I wish I could say that I was entirely relieved of the burden by my father’s positive response to my first installment, but I was not. I was encouraged enough to keep writing though, with the hope that he would … Continue reading

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Control

Control.  It is such a little word, yet the implications of it are huge.  There are things in life we can control and things we can’t.  I can control my temper.  I can control the air temperature in my house.  I … Continue reading

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