The yukikaki championship – an unusual sports event

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Festivals of ice, snow and lights are part of winter festivities in Hokkaido. In Otaru’s program of events was an unusual World Championship. I went along.

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Thoughts about community engagement …

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Photo credit – Nicholas Green via unsplash.com

We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community… Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.
~ Cesar Chavez

Can you take a compliment?

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Photo by Roman Kraft on Unsplash.com

 

 

 

 

 

Can you accept a compliment? Are you comfortable with acknowledgement and praise? Not everyone is. Some people feel very uncomfortable when they are complimented – even though it is generally well-meant and positive. Why is this and what can you do about it?

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Friday food treat: Tamagoyaki

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Photo credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamagoyaki

Tamagoyaki is Japanese omelette. The word “tamagoyaki” means literally “grilled egg”. It is made by rolling together layers of cooked egg in a rectangular pan called a makiyakinabe

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Is it time for a change?

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Photo by Ross Findon on Unsplash.com

The Christmas break and holidays are over. Perhaps in that time you had an opportunity to reflect on your work, your aspirations and your life in general. Perhaps you came to the conclusion that it’s time for a change? Well – how do you do that?

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Thoughts about technology …

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Photo credit: Kevin via unsplash.com

We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
~ Carl Sagan

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