Nicky Grieshaber

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Gender MALE
Industry Business Services
Occupation Language practitioner and involved in a charity funding business
Location Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Introduction I resigned from a university senior lectureship about 17 years ago to become an independent business person. I'm fluent in my country's two major "European-origin" languages, English and Afrikaans, enjoy playing lightish music on the piano, am passionate about Christian education, and enjoy cryptic crossword puzzles. I don't like Sudoku and think walking and golf are overrated, while squash is the way to go.
Favorite Music Lightish popular; an Abba and Neil Diamond fan (predictably); I like Katie Melua and Norah Jones, and on the local scene, Laurie Levine – her "Six winters" album is stunning. Some Christian music excites me.
Favorite Books One that I would recommend to every man to read is John Eldredge's WILD AT HEART -"brilliant" and "insightful" don't even begin to describe it. The companion book for women, co-authored by John and his wife Stasi, and equally good, is titled CAPTIVATING. A recent discovery is Gary Chapman's THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES – definitely required reading for all couples. The Bible (described by someone as "The Leader's Digest") forms the basis for all my thinking about faith and life issues.