Articles

  • 01-learn-grow

    To learn and to grow

    Children are natural learners. As long as their basic needs are met, their thirst for new information and experiences is boundless. If they’re happy and have interesting things to do and safe places in which to do them, that’s even better. Neuroscience research tells us that 90% of a child’s brain development occurs at a […]

  • 02-Dont-roll-over-Beethoven2

    Don’t roll over, Beethoven

    When my father had me listen to Beethoven’s 6th Symphony  for the first of many times, he was undoubtedly trying to impart to me his passion for classical music. I was only a small child at the time, yet I remember it vividly. The music started off gently depicting a peaceful pastoral scene, as I […]

  • 03-Chasing-problems

    Chasing problems?—or pre-empting them?

    Most of us are pretty busy people. We usually have more to think about and tend to than we can actually fit into our day. We all want to stay on top of our lives, but for me at least, keeping my priorities straight regarding the many things that I want and need to do […]

  • 04-Taking-stock

    Taking stock

    I don’t imagine that the word “spreadsheet” invokes excitement or joy in any but the most hardcore of office warriors. I know it sure doesn’t for me. Nevertheless, this week I needed to overhaul one of our spreadsheets, adding functionality, such as a constant automatic tally of items gone out in a month, remaining stock, […]

  • 05-Between-rock-hard-place

    Between a rock and a hard place

    I’d been going through a few tough weeks, when I began questioning my faith. Not questioning God, but questioning how much faith I had to face difficulties. I’d also been concerned about growing older, berating myself for becoming such a wimp, not able to keep up as I used to. So I gratefully accepted an […]

  • 06-The-first-day

    The first day

    “However much you’ve prepared beforehand,” my friend warned, “the first day at university will still be an overwhelming experience.” I wasn’t sure why she thought something as innocuous as a university could be overwhelming, but I told her that since I’d done all right in high school, I was sure I’d manage university just fine. […]