Monthly Archives: October 2009

In praise of Power Yoga

Yoga, in my opinion, must be the ultimate in mind/body/soul alignment. After doing a fair amount of it over many years, including Hatha (“The Yoga of Postures”), Kundalini (mainly chanting/’Mantra’ and breathing/’Pranayama’) and Bikram (“The 26 Pose Yoga in Heat”), … Continue reading

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Taste

To taste is tantalizing.

AFRICAN ELEPHANT - Timbavati Private Game Reserve, South Africa
AFRICAN ELEPHANT – Timbavati Private Game Reserve, South Africa

Taste, like all senses, is worthy of ongoing appreciation.

Quotes to consider:

“For each mouth, a different soup.” – Portuguese proverb

“Cinnamon bites and kisses simultaneously.” – Vanna Bonta

“Everyone eats and drinks, but few appreciate taste.” – Confucius
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Write with integrity

I’d like to share a snippet from Ainslie MacLeod’s book, ‘The Instruction: Living the Life Your Soul Intended‘ with other writers out there. For your reference, this book is available online here: http://www.amazon.com. Ainslie encourages examining our desires, and establishing … Continue reading

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Vulnerability

Vulnerability is universal.

RHINO CALF - Welgevonden Private Game Reserve, South Africa
RHINO CALF – Welgevonden Private Game Reserve, South Africa

The toughest amongst us know vulnerability.

Quotes to consider:

“There can be no vulnerability without risk; there can be no community without vulnerability; there can be no peace, and ultimately no life, without community.” – M. Scott Peck

“When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability… To be alive is to be vulnerable.” – Madeleine L’Engle

“The supreme reality of our time is the vulnerability of this planet.” – John Fitzgerald Kennedy
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Blog Action Day 09

Special thanks to Ida at Ethnic Supplies for the heads-up via Facebook of Blog Action Day 09, which is today! This year’s theme is Climate Change. If you’re a blogger, you may still have time to register your blog at … Continue reading

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Spreading the word for endangered species…

Big thanks to Jenny at www.andnow.co.za for spreading the word about the EWT Saddle-billed Stork survey in the Kruger National Park, as well as for featuring some of Dave’s images! Have a look at her informative article, which gives great background to these beautiful, endangered birds: Saddle-billed Stork. While you’re there, she’s included an excellent post on another of our sub-continent’s struggling species: the African Wild Dog.

Here are two wild dog pics of Dave’s, taken at the Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve here in South Africa, in case you haven’t had the pleasure of meeting them 🙂

MUDDY WILD DOG - Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve, South Africa

WILD DOG ANTICS - Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve, South Africa

Jenny discovered my post, Saddle-billed Stork Survey, after browsing this blog courtesy of the www.sa-venues.com interview with Dave, so thanks again to them for featuring that!
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SA-Venues rocks!

Huge THANK YOU to Christine and SA-Venues for featuring a stunning article on Dave on the front page of their beautiful blog today!!! Here’s a link to check out the whole article: http://www.sa-venues.com. Please take a look 🙂 An added … Continue reading

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Spots

Blind spots belong to people.

FEMALE LEOPARD - Londolozi Private Game Reserve, South Africa
FEMALE LEOPARD – Londolozi Private Game Reserve, South Africa

While animals accept things the way they are, we tend to complicate them.

Quotes to consider:

“A leopard does not change his spots, or change his feeling that spots are rather a credit.” – Ivy Compton-Burnett

“More and more people are buying bigger and bigger, … and the bigger the vehicle, the bigger the blind spot.” – Unknown

“A zebra does not change its spots.” – Al Gore (attacking President George Bush in 1992)
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Outdoor Video & Photographic

At last…Dave & I are thrilled to report that the official website for our company, Outdoor Video & Photographic, is finally up and running again! If you’re interested, please take a look here: http://www.ovandp.co.za 🙂 It features a fair representation … Continue reading

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Loerie Awards

It was awesome to discover that ‘Lucky’, the VW Golf 6 advertising campaign by Ogilvy Cape Town, won Gold (in the ‘TV & Cinema Commercials’ category) at the 31st Annual Loerie Awards held in Cape Town recently. You may remember … Continue reading

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