Category Archives: I AM FINALLY AWAKE

Is your ladder leaning against the right wall?

This is a question that should be asked daily. Once you are focused on the rungs, it can be hard to remember what is at the top. I remember two somewhat related stories from a strange series (strange mostly because … Continue reading

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What happened to my outrage?

It is still there … my blinkers are unable to keep out the 24/7 streaming of imagery and strange activity that bombards us from all around. But long before I found that I had no allies in the sound government camp … Continue reading

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9:34 AM: Now I am superlatively, actually awake …

I remember, lucky me, seeing a documentary about a fellow who had completely lost the ability to lay down new memories and had been given a journal in which to write his thoughts and it consisted of line after line, … Continue reading

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Community or Cult?

Cui bono?  Is there a leader, to whom tithes flow, unelected but self-proclaimed? Are you better off, spiritually and materially?  Or have you been convinced that poverty is good for you morally and proves your integrity, while the leader needs … Continue reading

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Serious on a Sunday? Just for a moment of your time …

It is an old topic, but it never gets old: emotional vampires. In the legend that has grown up around Bram Stoker’s Dracula, there is a crucial piece of advice that could save one a lot of trouble: you have … Continue reading

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Write About Dogs

My mum always told me I should write about what I know … Yes, well, you are thinking, that narrows the field.  Like the joke about take me to your superior, could you be a little more specific.  But the … Continue reading

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Optimism, resiliency and anti-fragility

Mikey and I were discussing life this morning, as we often do, and analysing recent events in our lives, and I quoted my brother, for the zillionth time, saying that a diamond in a dung heap was still a diamond. … Continue reading

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Awake again

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Well, how very odd, if you are me

I just happened to be thinking about getting back to the blog, and also making myself write, and actually wrote a paragraph this morning that started: Another new beginning!  I am finally awake! But this time it is a pretty … Continue reading

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First Post

This is my first post.

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