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“Yeah!!!”
“What are you cheering about, Barmy?”
“I finished MILES ahead of you fellows!”
– Barmy Fotheringay-Phipps (Jeeves & Wooster: Kidnapped, 1990)

The band members at the Drones Club are practising… sort of together – they’re all playing different parts of the song, and the cacaphony is eardrum-splitting. Barmy, finishing ahead of the rest of them, leaps up with his cheer like he’s won something. ‘Tis an hysterical moment.

And in this moment we are reminded that racing ahead to the “finish line” is not always the “right” way. Music needs team work, team pacing, team expression to be “right”… to resonate with musician and listener. Transferring this thought to our lives – as we are apt to review our lives, its direction and speed as the new year rolls in – do we need to “finish first” or do we need some “life pacing” to truly resonate with the world around us? Interesting question to mull…

Cheers & a good 2012 to you,
Deb

P.S. On that note of life pacing, I’ll be posting at least bi-weekly from now on… unless events or your encouragement inspire me otherwise. All the best for the new year!

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There sure are a lot of Christmas movies out there, n’est-ce pas?

Happy festive season watching both the classics and the new ones! (and see you in 2 weeks)
Deb

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Charity giving comes to mind more so around this time of year than at other times. With so many worthy charities needing funds, how do you choose? Well… how about:

  • by Charity name
  • by Cause
  • by Celebrity supporter

At Looktothestars.org there is a list of 1761 charities listed in all 3 ways!

And while you’re surfing and choosing, swing by Charity Navigator too; they have lots more information on each charity, plus a great page of advice on how to be a saavy donor.

Happy, thoughtful choosing… and good on ya!
Deb

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Time for another wordsearch! How many genres can you find in this one?

Cheers & a good shoot to you,
Deb

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