For the love of Reading and readers

I am not a doctor, I have no medicinal training. In no way I should be looked to for professional psychological, or well being advice. However, I can recommend you a book for your illness or Malady. There is a novel for every condition that a person may face. Reading is a particularly focussed activity,Continue reading “For the love of Reading and readers”

People can face anything but reality

Watching the news there is a clearly a big gap between what people think and what they do; They are doing things despite knowing it to be immoral, wrong or stupid. Why? I ask. My psychologist daughter tells me this is called ‘cognitive dissonance’. This is when a persons actions are inconsistent with their beliefs.Continue reading “People can face anything but reality”

Thinking on Democracy

I touched briefly on democracy in Friday’s post when I wrote Hate leads to fear I finished with a conclusion that democracy is a fragile political commitment. Winston Churchill is attributed for saying “democracy is the worst form of government – except for all the others that have been tried.” Democracy is fragile because itContinue reading “Thinking on Democracy”

Hate leads to few, anger and jealousy

Hatred is a sentiment that leads to the extinction of values Ortega Y Gassey I am somewhat of an Americanophile, I have always been enamoured with ‘the bold experiment in democracy’, I have read everything written by the founding fathers and the giants of politics compared to almost all politicians today. I have travelled toContinue reading “Hate leads to few, anger and jealousy”

Everybody, somebody, anybody, nobody

I did not write this but read it recently and wanted to share. Hope you enjoy it. This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody didContinue reading “Everybody, somebody, anybody, nobody”

Charity sees the need, not the cause

I am feeling much better this morning, the migraine has gone and I can breathe better at least. The migraine stuck around a lot longer than they usually do. Today’s post is on charity. I always think more about charity on cold days. I know there are so many deserving charities but the needs ofContinue reading “Charity sees the need, not the cause”

Employees or crew (how many souls are aboard your boat?)

I had the worst migraine in ages last night. Health really is wealth and you never appreciate how wealthy you are until you are in pain. I think it’s sinus related as I can’t breathe well at all. I hope it will not effect the quality of the post today. I trained as a dayContinue reading “Employees or crew (how many souls are aboard your boat?)”

Make the right decisions, or make your decisions right

We make decisions everyday. Most are easy to call decisions which require very little energy. Some are key decisions that required your focus, energy and time to reflect. You know there is a BUT coming…. But those people that wait too long to make a decision don’t get far. A friend of mine from theContinue reading “Make the right decisions, or make your decisions right”

Putting things away, moving on

This weekend was an important weekend in our home, it is the weekend we put the Christmas decorations away and begin to think of returning to work/school. As much I love putting up the decorations, I have learned to love when it ends. You have to, if you want to achieve anything in life. SoContinue reading “Putting things away, moving on”

2021: Just Ship It

New year resolutions are always so tedious, so self quickly and indulgently shared with the world on some platform or other, or in a facile conversation. If ‘The definition of insanity is repeating the same tasks over and over again expecting different results’ a new years resolution must be insanity on steroids. I don’t meanContinue reading “2021: Just Ship It”