The Call Of The Wild

The Call Of The Wild

As a species we’ve been playing around with Mother Nature for countless generations. From time to time she reminds us of her presence with earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes or other so called ‘natural disasters’. In the face of these events we are pretty much powerless and mainly innocent bystanders caught up in her destructive power. The Price We Pay We’ve built our societies by harnessing the riches of the Earth. We’ve mined her minerals, stones and metals. Transformed fossils and the elements such as wind and water into energy. Captured and domesticated many types of plant and animals for both...

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Keep Balance During Change

Keep Balance During Change

Change is the only thing that remains constant Clichés are not well worn for nothing. They’re like a favourite pair of shoes getting put on all the time until they start to look a bit shabby and then stored at the back of a cupboard. You can’t bring yourself to throw them out because they served you so well.   There are many variations of this particular old pair of shoes all amounting to the same thing: You had better learn how to cope with change and uncertainty, because they aren’t going away. Life Means Change ‘Cope’ is maybe...

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Hitler Was A Human Being

Hitler Was A Human Being

How do you react to the title? Outrage? Disgust? Confusion? Getting ready to put me in my place in the comments section? If the thought of Hitler doesn’t stir it up for you, pick someone who does. Depending on where you are, and your view of the world, it could be the 9/11 hijackers, Osama Bin Laden, Obama or Bush. Maybe it’s someone closer to home – one of your parents, a sibling, your boss or an ex-partner. I’ll stay with Hitler for a while but you might want to substitute the name (or names) of someone who did...

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5 Things I Wish I’d Known Earlier

5 Things I Wish I’d Known Earlier

I was invited by Abubakar Jamil to participate in the Life Lessons Series which I have to say (and this is in no way cynical) that apart from a great collection of articles it’s also a superb way to get cross-links. I wish I’d thought of it myself. The theme of the series is ‘Stuff that You Wish You Had Known Earlier in Your Life’ but there are so many of those I decided to pick only five of them. Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also...

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Expensive Cars Never Stop At Crossings

Expensive Cars Never Stop At Crossings

The other day I was crossing the street on a pedestrian  crossing. I tend to be quite bold and don’t have the patience to wait politely until the traffic comes to a complete standstill. I mean pedestrian crossings are named that way for a purpose, yes? I happened to be pushing a baby in a buggy and accompanied by Mona (proud mother of baby, tolerant wife of me). I could be dramatic and say I was almost hit by the large BMW but integrity and a certain standard of honesty prevents me making such exaggerated claims. The truth is...

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Everything Turned Green

Everything Turned Green

In the park this morning I had a huge surprise. Everything had turned green! It wasn’t the colour of the world that shocked me. After all, Spring started here a couple of months ago and that’s what tends to happen in the Spring, isn’t it? Especially late Spring! Everything is supposed to turn green. What shocked me was I could have sworn that yesterday the park was dead and grey with no green in sight. Now I see at least two possible explanations for this. 1. A Miracle Happened There could have been some miracle in the floral world...

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