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The big sho(r)t

Last week we went to see the movie “The big short”. As you probably know it is about the global financial crisis caused by the greed and willingness to be less than honest of bankers. This of course led to … Continue reading

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The world.

What is the world? How big is it? How long will it last? Where do we fit into it? For people many thousands, even hundreds, of years ago, the world was very simple – it consisted of their hut, their … Continue reading

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What causes happiness? There seem to be constant surveys these days attempting to identify the levels of happiness of people. People in different groups, people in different countries, rich people, poor people, successful people, unsuccessful people …….. ad nauseum. But … Continue reading

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It never rains…………..

……………. but it pours. Have you heard that saying? ….. Or :- “It never rains in southern California” (with thanks to Albert Hammond). Here in Western Australia it is winter. No snow for us, even frosts are unusual, but what … Continue reading

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Precious moments.

Ah yes, those precious moments, the ones that flash past our eyes in our dreams, the ones that remind us of the magic that was in our lives. These moments may last but seconds but they are, indeed, the things … Continue reading

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That bucket list.

After dinner talk amongst friends in convivial situations  often leads to that regular subject ….  “what would you put on your ‘bucket list’? Greatly interesting insights into friends can emerge from such discussions, and we all have had, I am … Continue reading

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Life and death – the harsh reality.

It is easy to read philosophical thoughts on death, I have an excellent one at the head of this blog. It is another to react to them all in the same way when reality actually hits. Take for the example … Continue reading

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The real killer.

I have formed a belief over the years that the main problem in maintaining health is stress. Stress is often called “The silent killer.” I believe this to be true, and I, like many countless people over time have sought … Continue reading

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The meaning of life.

Last night, as I walked the dogs pre-bedtime I looked at the fabulously clear skies, the myriad of stars, and the gorgeous milky way, and I was minded to ask the question ” what places us in this vast cosmos?” … Continue reading

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Serenity in Sorrento

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