Archive | August, 2012

“The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, Stephen Covey

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a stellar book. I first read it in 2011 and was enthralled by what it had to offer. Wiser and more experienced in 2012 I read it again and, once more, could get so much from it. It’s ideas and illustrations have shaped and enhanced my management, […]

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Love Poem #2

I wrote this poem on Tuesday night after getting off the phone to a friend from my home town of Adelaide. I haven’t written much poetry of late so this was welcome. I wasn’t going to put it up quite so soon, but what with the giddy feeling of being ‘freshly pressed’, I figure I […]

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On Love and Loss

(For background listening: Jeff Beck, ‘Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers’) In bed one night, I tried to remember an old girlfriend’s mobile number and could not. There had been a time when her entry in my address book had extra ‘a’s to make it easier to find in my phone, when I would dial her […]

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Book 22: “Great Expectations”, Charles Dickens

Great Expectations is a book so loved, so recognised, so revered, that I, like many others no doubt, knew much of it well before I read it. Of course, it is central to┬áMister Pip, recently discussed on this here blog. I’ve also learnt a little about Dickens here and there – I had an influential […]

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On Moyer’s Four Roles of Social Activism

Bill Moyer’s MAP (Movement Action Plan) model for organising social movements gives social activists a conceptual framework for analysing past and contemporary social movements. One aspect of this model is “The Four Roles of Social Activism”. Moyer’s model is useful primarily because it highlights the interdependence of the four roles: he argues that “social movements […]

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