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Oasis changing lives through football.


Oasis Founder Clifford Martinus has a contagious passion for sport and community. This is evident in the work done at Oasis Place with his belief that the connection to a team, fair play and sport can support an individual in overcoming the odds, both personal and social. This South African non-profit creates positive personal development opportunities for youth from marginalised backgrounds.

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Doin’ the Math

When I was teen-ager, growing up in Southern California, I was a beach bum. But when the red tide rolled in, it was advisable to not swim in it. Red tide occurred when algae became so numerous that they discolored coastal waters (hence the name "red tide"). 

PR for People The Connector Magazine June 2022

Red and Blue: We’re all Getting Screwed by Big Business. There is a great need for antitrust laws to return to protecting us from the increasing concentration of private power that has proven to be destructive. A business can prevail and sustain profitability without gouging the American people to seize monopoly profits. Monopolies must be stopped from exerting a chokehold on the American people. Going forward, maybe this is the one thing we can all agree on and work together to stop the carnage.

The Million Dollar Question

Perhaps one answer still lies in our citizenry— a mindful choice, that all Americans can make—to finally refrain from blame; to lower the thermostat of rage that divides us; to lay down the baggage of fear we’ve been carrying; and check our egos at the open door before boarding; and to at last realize we are all riding on the same bus—and nobody deserves to be thrown under it.

Who is the Slayer, Who the Victim? Speak!

Once again, we, as a nation, are faced with murder—multiple murders and wounding of our children and staff, while they attend and work at school— the most vulnerable of populations in our society.


Reflections on A Mother’s Day Message

Patricia, I am grateful for the words you wrote in your essay. I am the father of a son, and now a grandfather to a little eight-year old boy. I share your heartfelt feelings over the latest examples of a world that seems to be spiraling out of control and into darkness— once again.