Bureaucracy is a four letter word

Grawlix Please allow me the usual rant that comes with readjustment. Specifically, to locations that have changed superficially and remained the same fundamentally even after a quarter of a century hiatus. Most will associate technological gadgets with modernity and forward thinking. True. But, as with all objects, if not understood, used correctly or to their …

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Snippets of Life (from A to Z) “R”

THE LETTER "R" Resilience is needed more than ever before. Random destruction and negligence, ravenous corporations and refusing to change, contributes to one natural disaster after another. The rapid divulgation of information, via social media today, allows for daily feed of: rotting flesh, rapid decline in wildlife, raging fires, rising seas, ragged and run down …

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Snippets of life (from A to Z) “J”

THE LETTER "J" Jingle bells plays in the background. In the living room lots of jostling and jabbering going on. Jovial conversation, fills the air, as friends and family come and go. The last of the Christmas gifts being placed under the jam-packed tree. Cousins, uncles and aunts jubilantly singing along full of holiday spirit …

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Snippets of Life (from A to Z) “B”

THE LETTER "B" Bereavement brought with it belligerent and bellicose behavior, bred bloodcurdling rage and burgeoning blackness of mood. I no longer felt buoyant, beautiful or brave as before. Laughter became tears and brilliance became darkness as my bitterness grew. I was broken and so stopped believing in all that used to be good, opting …

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Snippets of Life (from A to Z) “F”

THE LETTER "F" F orever forging forward, dragging everything and everyone along in her wake, as unwittingly flew towards the finishing line. Fearless, feral, funny, and viscerally loyal. She understood from an early age her function in life. She was the sun, with friends, family and potential partners revolving around her. At least that is …

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He

The church in the main square is emptying out and the bars and cafes are filling up on a shimmery Sunday in early Spring. Linda is on vacation, visiting her mom, and is determined to savour every moment of the glorified weather conditions. She has left still frigid temperatures back home. The bell tower announces …

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Snippets of Life (from A to Z) “A”

THE LETTER "A" A rguably, we should have seen it coming. I’ll accept half the blame. To accurately assess the situation, we needed to acknowledge our avid avoidance of the inevitable, an agitated emotional state, and, in my opinion, his anachronistic ideas regarding relationships. As is the case most times, the significant aha moments in …

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Go your own way

Let what is meaningful to you, be your guide We scribble in our journals, paint, sketch, write poetry and music, we sculpt and craft and build. This intriguing artistic endeavor to articulate abstract thoughts, ideas and feelings via a creative outlet. So exhilarating, liberating, magical! But, it can become poisoned by the very creator who …

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