I’m Done With Weddings, and Weddings Are Done

I am not getting married to my English wife again anytime soon. Yes, folks the whirlwind wedding ceremonies’ (four already down) wagon came to a screeching halt at the Easter Weekend. Readers of this column will recall that in the piece titled “Four Weddings Down and Counting,” I wrote thus: “Nonetheless, I owe my parents and the village of my birth two wedding ceremonies – the traditional as well as the white wedding.” No stupid, I didn’t have all other two outstanding wedding ceremonies at the weekend – all at once, but something of Shakespearean proportions (except it wasn’t a tragedy) happened while I was visiting my family down in Zululand. Let’s just say for now, my family are no longer looking forward to the two outstanding wedding ceremonies. Don’t be ahead of yourself and pronounce that perhaps sanity has prevailed. I have learned to be extra-cautions when dealing with

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Basic Principles of Teaching Any Instrument – 10 Tips on How to Teach a Music Instrument

Imagine you have just bought yourself your first state of the art computer. It is a very complicated machine. When you get it home, which of the following would your instinct lead you to do? A) Open the manual and read it thoroughly before switching on. B) Phone up a friend who has got the same machine and ask them to come around and teach you how to use it. C) Switch on and work it out through trial and error. In fact, you would probably learn to operate your computer over a period of time using a combination of the above. Nevertheless, one of those methods is probably more dominant than the others. Reflect for a moment on whether you think your own preferred learning style influences your teaching style. Your pupils will also have their own instinctive preference. Some will be punctilious, will want to read their tutors

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CNA Training Programs That Work

Training programs in CNA are very important in ensuring that each and every individual can work in any health facility for a long term and that he or she is well qualified and prepared. There are nursing aide programs that one has to complete before he or she can be termed as ready for the market. Registered Nurses conduct some of the CNA training programs with some taking 100 hours or more. The trainers re-certify after every 2 years if they are to continue training the nurse aides. When choosing a training program, it is important to go for one that will professionally train you to prepare you enough to face the health care world. For instance, the passing rates should be high enough for the exams and the skills one learners must also give practical experience so that you are able to care for patients. A good training program

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Family Relationships Under Fire

Lessons from the Front Line I sat glued to the news conference as three wounded soldiers – Marine Lance Corporal Joshua Menard, Army Staff Sergeant James Villafane, and Army Sergeant Charles Horgan – recounted their experiences of coming under fire from Iraqi troops in civilian dress at the city of Nassiriya. Villafane and Horgan told about being struck by an incoming missile. As I watched, I, too, was struck…by the similarities between their experiences on the battlefield and those of stressed-out families, “under fire.” Listen and learn from their experiences. Lesson 1: DON’T BE CAUGHT OFF-GUARD; PREPARE. Menard said, “We were very surprised. We were told that when we were going through Nassiriya that we would see little to no resistance. They weren’t rolling over like we thought they would.” Realistically anticipate and prepare for the inevitable challenges your family will face. “Prepare for the worst,” while guarding the positive

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