Scallywag

The degree of loving is measured by the degree of giving.

~ Edwin Louis Cole ~

Archive for March, 2012

Sometimes the media feeding frenzy drives me crazy!
Sheesh! How much media feeding frenzy do we have to take?

Media Feeding Frenzy Anyone?

March 21st, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 9 secs

Sometimes the media feeding frenzy drives me crazy!

Ah yes, the media feeding frenzy. Imagine having a hoard of reporters and photographers pouncing on you as you go out to check the mail, in your dressing gown. Unless your name happens to be Kardashian or Lady Gaga, most folks wouldn’t expect a media feeding frenzy in their front yard. But it happens. Read the rest of this entry »

Good Old Happy Whells wishing the kids well.
Old Happy Whells looked like he'd bite. But his bark was much more fiercesome.

Good Old Happy Whells

March 20th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 25 secs

Good Old Happy Whells wishing the kids well.

“Don’t touch that you fool! You’re gonna break yourself as well as my gear.” Ah those good old days with Mr Whells (Old Happy Whells we called him). He was our manic metalwork teacher and, for some reason, he never saw the sense in retiring. Read the rest of this entry »

Now is the time to hear Chapter 1: your free online version of the book "Happy - How To Have a Beautiful Life Now."
Your free online version of the book's first chapter is here!

Chapter 1: Free Online Version of the Book Here

March 19th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 43 secs

Now you can hear a free online version of the book's first chapter of "Happy - How To Have a Beautiful Life Now."

You’re right. It has taken a long time. Those of you who know me, appreciate just how long! But… as a reward for your patience, click on the “Free MP3 Download Chapter 1 Now” down on the left side of the home page. Read by the author, the free online version of the book – well, the first chapter of it – is immediately available. Read the rest of this entry »

Strange as it may seem, I’ve been thinking happy thoughts about you.
What do you mean, "I’ve been thinking happy thoughts about you?"

I’ve Been Thinking Happy Thoughts About You

March 18th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 54 secs

Strange as it may seem, I’ve been thinking happy thoughts about you.

Not just now, but for a while I’ve been thinking happy thoughts about you.

Now I realize, either we’ve already met or we don’t yet know each other. But that hasn’t stopped me thinking about you. Read the rest of this entry »

Whatever the image, ethical practice is simply good business.
Does saying "ethical practice is simply good business" sound old-fashioned?

Even the Queen Knows Ethical Practice is Simply Good Business

March 17th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 24 secs

Whatever the image, ethical practice is simply good business.

Thank goodness for Anita Roddick! Who? You know, the woman who set up The Body Shop. Not only did she prove ethical practice is simply good business with her worldwide empire of stores, she challenged Harvard’s aspiring corporate types to see the importance of values in business. Somehow, values had slipped the business syllabus. So students were turning out ready to rule the corporate world minus the integrity to steer. Read the rest of this entry »

Are negative people funny or just plain sad?
Are negative people funny without meaning to be?

Are Negative People Funny?

March 16th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 31 secs

Are negative people funny or just plain sad?

Remember the last time someone rained on your parade and put you down in the process? Hardly a barrel of laughs was it? Yet, somewhere in the misery-gut’s mentality is a thin wisp of wit. Providing you look at them in the right way and hold your tongue in the precise place, you’ll see the “negative people funny side.” Read the rest of this entry »

Husband training discipline anyone?
Never mind husband training discipline, how about some manly initiative?

Husband Training Discipline

March 15th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 42 secs

Husband training discipline anyone?

Boy, am I getting into deep water with this husband training discipline thing. If it doesn’t get my mates’ heckles up, they might think I’m joking. Either that, or they’ll refuse to read anymore and get annoyed. Read the rest of this entry »

Can you pass the kiss pass plunger test?
Would you qualify for a kiss pass?

Got Your Kiss Pass Yet?

March 14th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 31 secs

Could you pass the kiss pass plunger test?

I used to teach at a school, which sought to enforce the 30cm/12 inch rule. Specifically, boys and girls were not allowed within 12 inches of each other. So you can imagine what a leap getting a kiss pass would be. Read the rest of this entry »

I'm telling you my little pony friendship is magic rule 34.
Would you believe my little pony friendship is magic rule 34? Well it is! And I'm not horsing around.

My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Rule 34

March 13th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 6 secs

I'm telling you my little pony friendship is magic rule 34.

How come the Internet attracts the weird and whacky like a magnet? Somehow, we have become so accustomed to strange lines like: my little pony friendship is magic rule 34, that we barely bat a tired eyelid. Read the rest of this entry »

"You want me to go where? How do I get out of going on a vacation?"
Please, no. Not that. Anywhere but that! I can't believe I'm saying this but how do i get out of going on a vacation?

How Do I Get Out of Going on a Vacation?

March 12th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 57 secs

"You want me to go where? Tell me how do I get out of going on a vacation to Hank and Shareens?

Bizarre as it may seem, some people don’t want to have a holiday. For them, taking time off on vacation feels unnecessary. But these people truly are few and far between. Much more common are those of us who wonder, “How do I get out of going on a vacation?” because someone else is planning to take us somewhere we don’t want to be. Read the rest of this entry »