The Best Gift I Ever Survived

Stacey Kramer offers a moving, personal, 3-minute parable that shows how an unwanted experience -- frightening, traumatic, costly -- can turn out to be a priceless gift.   https://www.ted.com/talks/stacey_kramer_the_best_gift_i_ever_survived

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Toxic Relationships – Serving A Life Sentence

Toxic  adjective containing or being poisonous material especially when capable of causing death or serious debilitation Relationship noun the relation connecting or binding participants in a relationship Longevity does not equate to success. A married couple may celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary, friends around them pass on congratulatory remarks and the marriage in public opinion is a … Continue reading Toxic Relationships – Serving A Life Sentence

Life Quotes #14

Grammy-winner Tina Turner rose to fame in the 1960s by singing and performing with then-husband Ike Turner, later enjoying an international solo career with hits like "What's Love Got to Do With It," "Better Be Good to Me," "Private Dancer" and "Typical Male." Born in Tennessee in 1939, Tina Turner began performing with musician Ike … Continue reading Life Quotes #14

The Two Minute Bio: Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author best known for writing children's stories including "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling." Hans Christian Andersen was born on April 2, 1805, in Odense, Denmark. Hans Andersen Sr. died in 1816, leaving his son and a wife, Anne Marie. While the Andersen family was not wealthy, young … Continue reading The Two Minute Bio: Hans Christian Andersen

Christina Aguilera – The Voice Within

This 36 year old American singer rose to fame in the late 1990's and 2000s. She often cites other female vocalists like Whitney Houston, Celine Dion and Etta James as influences. She has gone through various musical stages throughout her career and The Voice Within is taken off her "Stripped" album. The best lyric    … Continue reading Christina Aguilera – The Voice Within

The Music Break: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Learning to Fly

RIP Tom Petty (Oct 20 1950-Oct 2 2017) When you think of  Tom Petty, "Free fallin" or "I won't back down" will come to mind. Learning to fly is a little lower on his greatest hits or any top 10 list you may find on the internet yet it's a classic purely for this verse. Well … Continue reading The Music Break: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Learning to Fly

Life Quote #1

Henry Ford was born on July 30, 1863, on his family's farm in Wayne County, near Dearborn, Michigan. After a few trials building cars and companies, Henry Ford established the Ford Motor Company in 1903. AN INTERESTING FACT: Ford became renowned for his revolutionary vision: the manufacture of an inexpensive automobile made by skilled workers … Continue reading Life Quote #1

How to watch Theatre and learn from it

  "Yes, I love theatre and Shakespeare. I just love what Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson do in those films", she said. But has she ever stepped inside a theatre and seen Shakespeare come to life? No. Has her boyfriend stepped away from Assassins's Creed console games and seen a live battle in front of … Continue reading How to watch Theatre and learn from it

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

wallflower a high school student who knows everything, sees everything, has no friends and often a loner.  The year 1991. Meet first year student Charlie and hates that very fact, he's a first year high schooler. His English teacher notices Charlie's the smart kid but encouragement will do nothing for this wallflower. Three key performances … Continue reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

MAMIL at the Bruce Mason Centre (2017)

MAMIL at the Bruce Mason Centre Takapuna, Auckland June 10 2017 Mark Hadlow is back in lycra and the whole jam packed audience of the Bruce Mason Centre loved him for it. He had a successful season with MAMIL in 2014 and judging by his performance tonight, he's in love with the nine characters he … Continue reading MAMIL at the Bruce Mason Centre (2017)