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Vogel Street Party 2019 – Dunedin Icons

Here is a collection of images and a video montage of the fantastic Vogel Street Party 2019 – Dunedin Icons event held in Dunedin NZ, 12 October 2019

Vogel Street Party 2019 - Dunedin Icons

 

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Time changes everything

Captivated

Lesson: Remember leaders are human too.

Over the years I have seen many things come and go. Many people come and go. Many ideologies come and go.

People in leadership whom I have held with great respect in the past I now see, not with bitterness, as fallen, fallible or in some cases fake.

I have learned that all leaders are human and not entirely pure in motive, while some are, without a doubt, wolves in sheep’s clothing and dangerous.

Yes, have respect for the office that people hold, but do not hold the people in those positions as something other than an ordinary person with a job to do.

I have also learned not to be swayed or manipulated by the fame or popularity of any individual, the glitterati are human too.

Paul S Allen
singer/songwriter, acoustic guitarist, performer, photographer, and poet.
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Something for us all to think about!

Think about this before you start condemning others due to their religious (or non religious) belief systems.

Is there a single religion anywhere in the world that has not been tainted by extremism, violence and other abuses? I am struggling to think of any at all. (I am including atheism in this also)

The answer to peace lies within acceptance and tolerance of the differences we have. To embrace that we can each have a belief system (or not) that is different from others.

By alienating, hating and dehumanising anyone because of their belief system is itself a path to destruction and provides the necessary environment for extremism to exist.

Get to know the people around you, accept them for who they are, do not try to forcibly convert them to your ideologies or belief system. Let there be a meeting of minds and hearts.

Have a good open conversation not just about what someone believes, but why they believe. It is a fantastic thing and sometimes you find you have similar experiences even though the outward expression may be different.

Perhaps you will find out more about other people and even more about yourself.

Think about it.

Paul S Allen

Freedom Peace Respect - Version 4

Waiting

Waiting

Waiting.
A poem and picture
Paul S Allen

Ash Wednesday – Reflection

“Remember, mankind you are dust and to dust you will return.”

You can take this message two ways.

1: We are all going to die sometime.

2: We should all make the most of today.

Live life to the full.

Carpe diem.

Paul S Allen. 

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