self esteem

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two kids walking their dog


Got together with Kika and Rivka this week, and it was an opportunity to discuss an issue that I’ve only recently discovered, as a result of my post, a couple of weeks ago on education.

Kika and Rivka visiting me

I’ve heard people describe happiness received from their offspring, when they see their children or grandchildren following in their footsteps. In my case, I can say that my children bring me great happiness, not because they followed in my footsteps, but because they continued from where I’ve gotten, and continue quite a bit further. Rivka is a good example. I had a lot of criticism about the way I was raised, and studied a bit about education when I grew up, so as not to make the same mistakes that my parents had made with me. This was not for the purpose of entering…

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Taking Your Spiritual Meds

Shepherding Youth

Today we look at our last step in the series, “How To Wreck Your Heart – In 5 Easy Steps”. Today’s corresponding step toward wrecking your physical heart is to stop taking prescribed medications.

I used to have a doctor that apparently felt he just could not let me walk out the door without at least 2 prescriptions in my hand. No matter what my symptom or concern was, he would borrow a page from Apple and tell me, “There’s a prescription for that.” Being the non-compliant (and financially poor) patient that I was, most of the time I wouldn’t bother filling them.

But that brings us to point number five in how we can wreck our spiritual hearts, and that is this:

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Five For Firday

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My Winning Shot

Gone out shooting

This photo receives First Place in a recently concluded photo competition by ASIA (Asia Street in Action)** under the category Decisive Moment.

No monetary or material prize, just the international recognition and the opportunity to have this photo printed and exhibited at Avenue K (across Petronas Towers in Malaysia). It’s validation enough for me that I must be doing something right in Street Photography.


**ASIA is a Facebook group composed of Street Photographers in Asia (

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Question Mark

Nature and Life Notes

Another butterfly taking advantage of the butterfly bush — the Question Mark butterfly seen earlier this summer.

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FarmSafe for Schools Resources

Educational Visits News

The FarmSafe for Schools website provides free farm and countryside safety teaching materials for Key Stage 1 and 2 teachers.

The site enables you to browse and download lesson plans to help you deliver farm and countryside safety lessons to your pupils. You can find information on the following topics:

  • Farm Safety
  • Hygiene
  • Road and rail safety
  • Safety Around Animals
  • Safety Around Electricity
  • The Countryside Code

Each lesson plan consists of detailed teacher notes, pupil worksheets and PowerPoint presentations to help your pupils understand some of the dangers they might encounter in the countryside and know how to deal with them safely. Here’s a link to the  Safety Around Animals section.

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