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    BORN TO STAND OUT

    “Why fit in when you were born to stand out” – Dr. Seuss. Isn’t it amazing how we spend so much of our time trying to fit in and the rest of it trying to stand out? Most of us spend our formative years trying to work out what we need to do to attract cool friends and be accepted…

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    LIFE IS SHORT

    “Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.” – John Lennon I blinked once and 20 years had passed. Okay I’m obviously exaggerating to make a point but you can see where I’m headed. I remember thinking when I reached 50 that I had passed the point where I had lived for more years than I could…

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    JUNK MAIL

    “No Junk Mail” – Probably the three most ignored words in any language. No matter how often I’ve tried to get this message across I seem to fail. Increasing numbers of leaflet droppers are choosing to completely ignore the helpful signs I put up especially for them. Given the fact most of them seem to be wandering from door to…

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    TIME

    “We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.” -Nelson Mandela. It’s totally subjective I know but in my opinion I think you have to pass the point where you know for a fact you don’t have as many years ahead of you as you have behind you before you really understand…

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    THE STONE

    I recently wrote a post about a semi-conscious image that intrigued me enough to write a short “poem” posing an important question. The image was based on the notion of whether I believed I was best represented by a stone, a rock or a mountain. I wanted to use the imagery to make me think about how my current journey…