Tag Archives: honesty

A Big Thank You

This is just a quick note to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who takes the time to read, look at or comment on my blog. I do appreciate every one of you & hope that something of what … Continue reading

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RIP Herr Prof Dr Dr William Graham Wood (1944 – 2014) aka. My Brother

Being woken up with the news that your brother has just passed away is a surprise I could do without. At times like this it is too easy to ask questions; the ‘What if’ ones are always the most destructive & … Continue reading

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Keep It Real: 3 Simple Steps To Better Friendships

Here are Three Simple Steps To Better Friendships (from my own experiences): Say What You Mean & Mean What You Say – Be careful that we are honest with each other. If you disagree, then go ahead & disagree. Don’t pretend it’s … Continue reading

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Make A Difference: Tell Someone They Matter … TODAY

    “I’ll do it tomorrow!” is a phrase that often passes through our mind when we’re thinking about something or someone not so high up our priority list. If it/they were, our response would be, “I need to do … Continue reading

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The Power of Selectivity

This photograph was taken the other night whilst I was enjoying a quiet walk along our local canal. This second image is the same photograph modified using a few adjustments to contrast, saturation, brightness etc. Some items & colours have … Continue reading

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Almost Like the Original, Just Better!

I took this photograph yesterday whilst walking along the canal to collect my car from having some work done at a local garage (MoT for those of you familiar with the British system). It was a lovely cool, still evening. … Continue reading

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Being Authentic: A Goal or a Fantasy?

This has become a bit of a buzzword of late. But I’m not complaining. At last it seems that people are recognising that it is not just about being nice or saying something positive or being positive; it’s about being real: expressing the full picture. … Continue reading

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Better Than Perfect Reflections

  Have you ever read a headline or heard someone comment & thought, “That’s too good to be true!”? If you have then you’re not alone! In business we always used to say, “There’s no such thing as a free … Continue reading

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One Size Fits All?

  “I give up! It doesn’t seem to matter how I try to help him , he just won’t accept it. It’s driving me mad!” So started a long conversation with a friend over a drink in a local tea-shop. … Continue reading

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Work In Progress

One of my biggest struggles when writing a new blog entry or comment is knowing that I write from the perspective of being a work in progress. I guess that is why I try to write about things I am … Continue reading

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