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Hello to all those of you that follow or reach this site.

I will not post another article until January 11th 2020.

My Wife and I will be taking a well earned break and spending time with our children and grandchildren; for which we are deeply grateful.

We wish you every wonderful moment of this year-end break, whatever you may or may not traditionally celebrate at this time.

Blessings

Peter and Eileen

You may want to see the final episode of “A Tailor’s Shoppe”, a picture of us on our marriage day. No one is ‘too old’ to start a new life (We are both in our seventies, loving our lives and excited about our future.)

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A Tailor’s Shoppe

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Per chance, there was a day, when as I went, I espied, that there were a tailor’s shoppe along the way.

Surely, I cried, this is the place that I should seek, to have those changes to my attire that I wish to make.

Yet, many a day did go by, that I passed that way and woe, remembered that my cloth at castle remained.

One day, I determined, on seeing the tailor’s shoppe, that I would return to my castle and collect my cloth, then to present my cloth to the tailor for repair.

So it is that I went into the tailor’s shoppe, with some foreboding for that which I should find.

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Sapientiam Quaerere

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wisdom 2How many of us are looking for something?

Wealth, health, longevity, better looks, more knowledge, better employment, more successful business. These and countless others are on most of our shopping lists.

Have we any idea the extensive lists of motivation, training, coaching, education and self-help that’s out there, waiting for us to collect our share and drop into our shopping basket?

To say nothing of all the books, magazines, videos and such that are all offering:

Bigger, better, best….

But there are no offers out there to teach wisdom.

Ah yes there are those spiritual denizen’s who will lead you to the bible where resides much wisdom and in fact the only guide as to where wisdom is found.

But wisdom cannot be taught and whilst we can be wisely taught, we cannot Wisdombe taught wisdom.

Looking at history, we can come up with many names of people who were wise beyond their peers; just to name a few of these:  Mahatma Gandhi, Aristotle, Socrates, Solomon, Jesus of Nazareth, Gautama Buddha, Florence Nightingale, Ben Franklin, Albert Einstein, Nelson Mandela.

I doubt that any of these had graduate certificates on wisdom, yet they were, by any standards, wise.

The simple fact is that wisdom can only be found.

Where the is wisdom found?

Wisdom is found in our innermost being, where those that search for it, find it, listen to it and apply what it tells them to do in their lives. 

There’s more…. A person who is wise attracts others; those who desire what the wise person has. These begin to seek and because the law says, “Seek and you will find” – they find it.

Imagine a world with only a quarter of its population filled with wise people….

Wisdom calls aloud in the street. She utters her voice in the public squares. She calls at the head of noisy places. At the entrance of the city gates, she utters her words: How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? How long will mockers delight themselves in mockery, and fools hate knowledge?”

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Becoming the Person you want to be – Part Two

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“Dreams and visions of what we see ahead for ourselves, become reality Daydream 2when we commit to applying them in the NOW.”

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Becoming the Person you want to Be

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We all dream of things we would like to see happen in our lives. More often than not, these are ideals that we don’t share with others or maybe just one other special person, usually someone we can trust. Now that I think about it, apart from the one with whom I have a close relationship, I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone discussing their dreams.

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The Speech

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The president stood, flanked by high ranking military officers on the raised deck. A little to one side stood a young Marine, who held the Medal of Honor with the two loose ends of a blue ribband. It was a warm day in Washington DC, there might have Medal of Honor 3been, at the very least, two hundred people crowded into the airy flag bedecked room.

An orderly walked on to the deck and signaled the occupants of the room to silence.

“Ladies and Gentlemen, the President of the United States of America!” He stated.

The president, standing behind a bombardment of microphones, greeted the room and proceeded to explain the purpose of this special gathering. He went on to describe the actions that had caused this young Air-force Officer to be standing before the sea of faces on this day. Finally he turned to the Officer, who marched stiffly forward, stopped in front of the President and saluted him.

Everywhere there were representatives of many differing military personnel. The Special Forces, Marines, Navy and Air-force.

Standing alongside the President, his mouth dry, in a state of uncontrollable shaking, he waited.

The President took his hand and shook it warmly, looking him straight in the eye.

“ People of America I present to you Colonel James De Jong, recently promoted. For his accomplishments and bravery in the field of military duty, he will receive the Medal of Honor.” Colonel De Jong we, the American Congress, are proud to acknowledge  the accomplishments of our sons and today this is what we mean to do. We give you thanks and commend your bravery in the line of your duty to this country.” The President turned to the Marine opposite to James, took the blue ribband medal and standing behind James, placed it around his neck securing the clasp. James then turned to face the President and took his extended hand.

James stood very still and spoke into the barrage of microphones,

“Mr. President, from the depths of my heart I thank you for accepting me as a son of this great country. Although I am African born, you adopted me as a fellow American. You afforded me the privilege of training to be a pilot and fly in the defense of my country.

Sir, you and the members of your congress have conferred on me a great honor, I believe, the highest given to an American serviceman. My deepest appreciations to each of you.

It’s incumbent on me to thank God for His grace that I can stand before you all, in this room, not visited by death and unscathed by injury, which many of my fellow warriors, sadly, did not escape.

My earnest gratitude to my senior officers, who both encouraged and guided my fellow combatants and I, through the horrors of war and unfailingly, stood behind us in all situations.

Honor was bestowed upon me for actions I took in the line of my duty, but I do not accept credit alone for these actions. As pilots, flying some the most sophisticated military aircraft in the world, we were supported by teams of others who not only kept us flying, but gave us a full head start over our antagonists in the sky and on the ground. To those men and women I share the honor awarded to me today.

I give thanks to my Mother and Father, who gave me over, willingly, to join the many in defense of our country. Without your upbringing and in particular your insistence that integrity and commitment must be the very cornerstone of my character, I would not be standing here today.

Finally, and by no means the least of my gratitude, I thank you, the people of the greatest country in the world. I am very proud to be an American and thank you for adopting me as one of your sons.”

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Power of Human Touch

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My Experience

I can to this day, some sixty-eight years later, recall the first time I was kissed by a little girl. Although not one hundred per cent clearly, I still remember her face and her somewhat full rosebud lips. More than this I recall that she took my hand, held it fast, turned and kissed me on full on the lips, whilst I stood in a tremor of fright and absolute delight. We were two eight-year-olds.

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Ye Espice Ilande

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The Wisdom of Crusty Pirates.

It were in the yeare anno domini 1609, when that bold Captain Petre Jamese did seil his vaissel into ye Espice Ilandes, of Mollucos; there to seeke his fortune. For surely, mani were of the espices; notemyge, clufe and cinamone. Greate were wealthe of these to be had for those who were bolde to collecte.

Galleon in Bay

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Twas a faire daye when Captain seiled into ye bay. His crewe layed anka, after ye trusty vaissel quieted in stille waters of bay.

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The Yellow Snake

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The snake nestled itself around the neck of the fragile little child; a python that was at least a half a meter long and of good girth.

The little girl, quite unaware of any danger in this circumstance, remained completely still; almost unconcerned, when all of a sudden……

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Don’t let me Die Alone…..

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The shrill call of the telephone, a voice struggling for breath from one in deep pain, on the other end. “Daddy, I can take the pain no longer, I’m going to go home…” After thirty months of suffering, his wish granted, he died two days later in the arms of his brother, surrounded by his family. My Boy left us…..

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