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The Reflective Readers Club

Today I have come to the end of the questions generated by Rite of Passage #19 in my book ‘Flash of Silver…the leap that changed my world’. This will mean that we have finally reached Rite of Passage #20 and the beginning of an exceptionally dark period in my life; a time of great success […]

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Injustice: fight or grin and bear it?

Food for thought? How hard should you fight if you are 100% sure that you are innocent? I had exactly that experience back in my Air Force days in New Zealand. I can still feel the sudden rush of blood to my face at the sheer impossibility of the accusation and the decision that had […]

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Enthusiasm

Flash of Silver…the leap that changed my world Question #47 Rite of Passage Seventeen –The Helpmate– 1961-1962 I am twenty-eight years old Enthusiasm: Is this form of enjoyment in one’s occupation actually “entertaining”? Can it wear thin…eventually? Back in the very early days of New Zealand television, in the 1960’s, there were several programs imported […]

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Imposter Syndrome

Flash of Silver…the leap that changed my world Question #46 Rite of Passage Seventeen –The Helpmate– 1961-1962 I am twenty-eight years old Q. Success due to “luck” not talent or skill? Have you ever felt this unsettling response? How did you deal with it…or did you also become “boring”? The classic example of the imposter […]

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Humble Beginnings

Flash of Silver…the leap that changed my world Question #45 Rite of Passage Sixteen –A Little Larger Than Life– 1960 I am twenty-six years old Q. Do you think that you were helped by having to do a job in very humble circumstances? To be on television nowadays is still a relatively exceptional experience that […]

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A Cry for Justice

Flash of Silver…the leap that changed my world Question #39 Rite of Passage 14 –A Journey Resumed – 1959 I am twenty-five years old Q. It’s so easy to blame someone else for causing pain but did they strike the first blow? Did you ever seek to justify your withdrawal from someone you blamed for […]

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Does distance make the heart grow fonder?

Flash of Silver…the leap that changed my world Question #34 Rite of Passage Twelve –Flying Solo– 1958 –I am twenty-four years old   Q: Separated: has a large distance ever separated you from your loved ones? How did it feel, at first…when so much about you was new? Treena and I had been married almost […]

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