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Midlife and other crises

midlife, opportunity, crisisWhy is it that whenever you mention the term middle age that people immediately respond with “Oh, the time when people experience a midlife crisis.” It is often associated with men trying to be young again and the cliché associations are that they will buy a motorbike, dye their hair or whatever may be associated with being a younger version of yourself.

Women usually experience more physical changes and often times hormonal fluctuations occur. Yet

midlife does not have to be a crisis.

A better term to describe it, is ... continue reading

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Defining moments

Beatles, Zebra Crossing, Walking, AlbumSaturday 6 July 1957 was a defining moment for the history of modern music: it was the day that John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time.

That day John Lennon’s group, “Quarrymen” played at the garden fete of St Peter’s Church in Liverpool. Besides the music, there were craft and cake stalls, games, police dog demonstrations and the traditional crowning of the Rose Queen. Paul McCartney also performed and afterwards McCartney aged 15 was introduced to Lennon then 16.

The Beatles

Both were impressed with each other’s ... continue reading

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Rising from the ashes

fire,Notre Dame, churchThe past week we heard that the Notre Dame in Paris, France, one of the world’s most popular attractions, burned down. What an incredible building that stood the test of time for almost 700 years since completion.

I wonder how many modern day buildings would still be here 700 years from now.

Work on the Notre Dame started in 1163 and was only completed 182 years later in 1345. This means that the architect or whoever designed it never even saw the end result of his design and a couple ... continue reading

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Will sports betting encourage match fixing?

Hansie Cronje, match fixing, cricket, sport, South AfricaIn April 2000 it was revealed that Hansie Cronje, former South African cricket captain and Sanjay Chawla, a representative of an Indian betting syndicate were involved in match fixing during 1999 and earlier.

After an enquiry by the King Commission, Cronje was banned from any involvement in cricket for life. This scandal was one of the biggest controversies ever to have rocked the international cricket world.

Only now during January 2019, after almost two decades, a British court ordered for the extradition of Sanjeev Chawla, to India where he will ... continue reading

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100 Years ago

War, Victory, News, Newspaper, ArmiesThe past week I pondered about what life was like 100 years ago? After some internet research I realised that early 1919 was the aftermath of the WW1 (First World War). I believe conversations about the war were still the order of the day, a war that took the lives of more than 9 million soldiers with 21 million more wounded. Civilian casualties caused indirectly by the war numbered close to 10 million.

End of WW1

WW1 ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month ... continue reading

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2 Sam 12:25 “So he called his name Jedidiah because of the Lord.”

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