10 Ways to Find Time for Your Lover

Written by Karla Brandau, CSP

Last Saturday I was standing in line atrepparttar post office whenrepparttar 125485 Asian man in front of me turned around and looked at what I was mailing. One package was in a 6 x 7 box provided byrepparttar 125486 postal service.

He looked at me and asked, “Free?” I nodded. Then he opened a plastic bag and gently took out a small gold box wrapped with a shimmering red ribbon. The package was beautiful.

I helped him look throughrepparttar 125487 boxes provided byrepparttar 125488 post office until we foundrepparttar 125489 perfect size. As he carefully placedrepparttar 125490 ribboned box inside, he asked to borrow my pen. I wasn’t trying to snoop, but I saw him carefully writerepparttar 125491 name of a woman with an address in New York City.

This was clearly a gift for his Valentine.

Valentines Day isrepparttar 125492 time when feelings of affection and intimacy are high. But for you, has Valentines Day ever become a time to apologize for neglect? Has it ever been a time to make up for lost opportunities of closeness withrepparttar 125493 one you love?

Couples in long-term relationships have a habit of taking each other for granted which makes Valentines Day a good time to refocus onrepparttar 125494 importance of each other.

I frequently have seminar participants tell me they are so busy just getting tactical items done for work, that their personal relationships are way down onrepparttar 125495 list.

I lookrepparttar 125496 participants inrepparttar 125497 eye say, ‘If you think your boss will be there for you when you are 85, stand up.’ The room fills with laughter asrepparttar 125498 point is made. People start reassessing their priorities and start putting relationships in their proper place.

The principle Brandau teaches is that jobs provide a measure of self-esteem andrepparttar 125499 money to buyrepparttar 125500 necessities along withrepparttar 125501 niceties of life, but sharing those with someone you love is what makes work worthwhile.

If you are caught inrepparttar 125502 work rat race and have a hard time finding time for your lover, try these tips:

1. Put anniversaries and birthdays into your calendar in Outlook, your PDA, or any other electronic devise with automatic reminders built in. Allow time to selectrepparttar 125503 appropriate gift by settingrepparttar 125504 reminder for 1 week in advance ofrepparttar 125505 actual date. 2. Make “do something” for your lover a “To-Do” list item. This “do something” can be as simple as moppingrepparttar 125506 floor, cleaningrepparttar 125507 toilets, taking inrepparttar 125508 dry cleaning, or sharingrepparttar 125509 remote control. As your love matures, “I love you” takes many forms.

Era of Throwaway Lyrics

Written by Austin Akalanze

Era of Throwaway Lyrics

I often thought it wasrepparttar generation gap or perhapsrepparttar 125484 evolutionary cycle or simply a sign ofrepparttar 125485 end times. But, whatever it is, one thing is certain: that music has changed immensely inrepparttar 125486 20th century.

For brevity, my focus shall be onrepparttar 125487 sixties and seventies, whenrepparttar 125488 nations seemed to have come alive withrepparttar 125489 lyrics and rhythm ofrepparttar 125490 time andrepparttar 125491 nineties, when they seem to have lost that rhythm change that droverepparttar 125492 sixties.

While music has grown in other times,repparttar 125493 sixties saw an explosion inrepparttar 125494 industry. It did not only grow in size, but also in quality. Performers elevatedrepparttar 125495 art to a new high, using their talents to addressrepparttar 125496 needs and concerns of society.

In Africa, artists turned out hit after hit. This was especially true in central and western Africa. The folkloric songs ofrepparttar 125497 fifties were replaced byrepparttar 125498 more vibrant, more up beat rhythm ofrepparttar 125499 sixties. In Zaire, Franco in his hit song "Trezempoli," which translates "very impolite," criticized those who smoke in offices where they do not like smoke. Also in Zaire, Tabuley in his song "Sara" talked aboutrepparttar 125500 problem of divorce. In his philosophy divorce is unthinkable. Nigeria’s, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, in his massive hit "Zombie", done in Nigeria's unofficial lingua franca, Broken English, beratesrepparttar 125501 military government of then General Olusegun Obasanjo for its lack of vision andrepparttar 125502 soldiers for their blind obedience. "Zombie no go think unless you tell am to think…" he lamented.

Inrepparttar 125503 Caribbean,repparttar 125504 Ska was polished and elevated torepparttar 125505 richer, more balanced Rocksteady, with a lot of infusion ofrepparttar 125506 African drum, and finally torepparttar 125507 internationally acclaimed Reggae beat. Joe Higgs, Desmond Decker, and Bob Marley were some ofrepparttar 125508 early apostles. In his hit song "War," Bob Marley reechoed a speech made by Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia atrepparttar 125509 United Nations inrepparttar 125510 1960's. "Untilrepparttar 125511 philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior, is finally and permanently, discredited and abandoned, everywhere is war." Also fromrepparttar 125512 Caribbean, Jimmy Cliff, in his classic “Vietnam” lent a credible voice torepparttar 125513 opposition against America’s carnage in that country. "Yesterday I got a letter from my friend, fighting in Vietnam… Tell all my friends that I will be coming home soon, my time will be up sometime in June. But Mrs. Brown your son is dead.” Yet, in another hit he lamentedrepparttar 125514 widening divide betweenrepparttar 125515 rich andrepparttar 125516 poor. “It’s a pain to see we are in a sad situation, suffering inrepparttar 125517 land. The rich is getting richer andrepparttar 125518 poor…”

The story wasrepparttar 125519 same in America. Descendants of Negro slaves turnedrepparttar 125520 beats and experiences of White America's cotton fields into new forms, imbuing them with new spirituality and new energy that gave added impetus to their struggle. Candy Staton, in "Inrepparttar 125521 Ghetto," capturedrepparttar 125522 mood and spirit of Negroes trapped inrepparttar 125523 ghettoes of North America. "If there is anything she don't need, it’s another little hungry mouth to feed inrepparttar 125524 ghetto… and his mama cried." James Brown, in "I am Black and Proud," sought to bring pride back to blackness, which hitherto had been a burden and a badge of dishonor and scorn to those who wore it. “Say it loud, I am black and proud,” he implored. Cart Stevens, “Wild World”- now that I have lost everything to you …but if you wanna leave take good care, hope you make a lot of nice friends out there but just remember a lot of nice things turn bad out there…”

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