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The Savvy Child Within You - Become successful in your life and business using the forgotten childhood wisdom. Why is that when we enter the world of business we lose the inner wisdom of the child within us. The laughter, curiosity, honesty and the willingness to play together. Learn how to find that child and continue always to seek its wisdom and truth so that you can bring the inner child qualities into your personal life and business world.

Into Me I See
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A new poetry book composed by Mel Clifford & Emily Elzbeth.
Discover rarely seen inner worlds within this little treasure of poetry and photography. Each selection is vulnerably presented in its raw state freshly drawn from the soul of each author.

Changing the Way I Am
Second book of poetry composed by Mel Clifford. Additional poems kindly provided with the permission of the authors. Poems written from four generations of family poets. Kindle eBook on Amazon ONLY

The Adventures of Doc Higgins – The True Story of King Henry VIII
The second book in the series of The Adventures of Doc Higgins and his time travel invention, 'the Higulator'. Have the Craic when Doc meets King Henry VIII with the Manager and sets up the plan for getting his new wife.

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The Adventures of Doc Higgins
The tale of Doc Higgins and his time travel invention. How does the famous Doc plan to bring Alistair back from 1965 to his Nora?

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Poetry Just for You
Selection of Poetry composed by Mel Clifford. Additional poems kindly provided with the permission of the authors.

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April 2024


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Common Sense Have We Lost It?

Doing the Right Things

“Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.”- C.E. Stowe

Have we gone too far with our political correctness?  Do we need some form of approval or professional advice before we take action?  We seem to continually hear words like “you can’t do that” or “you can’t say that” or “can’t go there, “you must have at least two people present” or “that would be too risky for them to do”.  Have we lost the run of ourselves, can’t we be honest with people and call it as it is.  Whole professions and services have grown up and developed over the years to advise or consult on what one can do or can’t do.  Where and when does the right thing to do come in play for us and others we interact with.  Are we using sledge hammers to crack nuts, have we gone beyond where we need to go in some areas.  Why do we allow situations to go on unchallenged?

It is happening everywhere, in our workplaces, our community, our society and on our political agenda.  Where is common sense and doing what is right gone from our lives?  Just look around you at what is  happening now in your own envirnoments.

A simple story tells it all

A farmer with a small holding of only 17 milking cows wrote his own Last Will & Testimony.  He did not seek any advice on the matter.  When he died and the Will was read, he had left the following to his surviving wife, son and daughter.  ½ the cows to his wife, 1/3 of the cows to his son and 1/9 of the cows to his daughter.  Now with 17 cows this could be an issue.  So a neighbouring farmer lent the wife one cow.  She how had 18 cows so she proceeded to divide the cow according to the instructions in the Will.  ½ of 18 is 9 so she got 9 cows.  1/3 of 18 is 6 so the son got 6 cows.  Finally 1/9 of 18 is 2 so the daughter got 2 cows and 9+6+2 = 17.  She then gave the neighbouring farmer back his cow.

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