Editor’s Choice 2012 – Inspiring People, Places & Causes

the stars incline, they do not compel…we’re moved like pawns on a chess board in the game of life…by using free will…anyone can change his character, control his environment and the attitudes of those close to them’*

The year is coming to a close and recently many people are asking me how do you find so many topics to write about. Finding them is not the problem. Having enough hours in the day to bring them to fruition is the challenge.

Many of us have our passions and I suppose mine for many years now has always been about gaining and expanding knowledge. As a child I could not read enough and spent hours lost in a good book on a huge variety of subjects. That didn’t really subside as a grown up, in fact my interests were widened and honed into many areas of the arts, learning about society and its historical and cultural development. So you could say I am a social and cultural historian. There are many inspiring people to admire, tons of wonderful places to go and see and worthwhile causes to fight for and feel passionate about.

The following are a diverse group selected from the many posts published at The Culture Concept Circle in 2012 not necessarily in any particular order of preference. Perhaps you may care to read some of them over the holidays. Just click on the title.

Reading a Book or a Tablet – Creating the Future of Learning | Sculpture – Art at the Pinnacle of What is Possible | Maison Cartier – Timeless Design and Unmatched Craftsmanship | Baudin & Flinders – Art of Discovery, The French Connection | The Prodigal Son – A Parable about Love that Packs a Punch | Linda Goodman’s Sun Signs – Astrology and Humankind | Maggie Beer – Celebrating the Four Seasons in ‘Foodie’ Style | Tasmanian Fine Furniture – A Distinctive Language of Style | Kahlil Gibran – The Prophet & a Man of Words for all Seasons | Learning About Antiques – Recycling for the Contemporary Age | 18th Century ‘Compleat’ Gentlemen – Rulers of Taste & Style | Claude Lorrain – At the Beginning of a Modern Romantic Idyll |

At The Culture Concept Circle we support StreetSmart Australia, whose fundraising efforts help all those grassroots organisations who are busy at the front line helping people experiencing homelessness and Look Good Feel Better, an initiative that helps patients restore their appearance and self-esteem as they journey through the difficult periods of cancer treatment.

May the blessings and joy of Christmas be with you and your family throughout 2013.

Carolyn McDowall, The Culture Concept Circle 2012

*Quote by Linda Goodman from Sun Signs

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