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When you grow up in a family that has survived a world war and civil wars, you definitely become more philosophical about life. How on earth was I destined to become anything normal when my whole childhood stories were about escaping poverty and war. Mum was far more stoic than dad, she kept her pain in. Dad just let it all out through story telling and dark humour. As I got older,… Read More

Have you ever taken the time to mock yourself and see the funny side of all your seriousness? Being offended or being surprised that others would dare mock you is both naive and sad. Naïve, because we’re not that grand in the world scheme of things. Sad, because we miss an opportunity to see ourselves in light of another person’s landscape. When we’re the but end of someone’s joke, we’ve achieved an… Read More

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