What’s a hero when they’re home? Somebody courageous? People who can climb trees to rescue kittens, extinguish house fires, or wrestle down crocodiles? Or, do heroes have something more besides? Read the rest of this entry »
Archive for September, 2012
As George Clooney knows, there's more to heroism than Hollywood.
There's more to being strong than force.
Being strong. What does that mean to you? Is it about muscles, power, or do you think of it as a force? Read the rest of this entry »
Whether it's posts on social sites or supermarket shopping, your privacy is being compromised.
Don’t look now but they’re watching you (that little byline saying “please note that with each post your IP address is recorded” means they know where you live). Read the rest of this entry »
Does chaos rob your happiness?
Part of me would like to say that happiness and chaos are best buddies. If they were then our haphazard confusion, mess, and disorganized state could be waved away. With one happy sweep of the arm and a justifying giggle we could all be delighted living a shambolic life. But I know that’s not true. Read the rest of this entry »
Sleeping like a baby would do you good.
Modern technology is putting the squeeze sleep in a decidedly unhealthy way. If you wish, you can easily decide to live an all day and night life. Then, down some pills to keep you going. As ridiculous as that is, some people do just that on a regular basis, then crash and burn in an exhausted heap at the end of each week. Read the rest of this entry »
Screaming is easy, but can talking it through be better for you?
Talking normally as a way to sort out complaints has a lot going for it. By normally, I don’t mean yelling, screaming, or even pleading. Just good old-fashioned communication. Read the rest of this entry »
Family life isn't exactly a giggle, is it?
If you want to talk about the big stuff of life, “family” is where it’s at. Nothing else comes close to the challenge of growing up together. Read the rest of this entry »
Is this what happiness is?
Happiness is not a habit. Despite all the well-meaning advice peppering the web, being happy is not a routine brush your teeth exercise. Lasting happiness (the kind we all want) comes from the heart. Read the rest of this entry »
How would you describe your bed life?
Here’s to the humble bed. But like breeds of dog, beds come in all shapes and sizes and get used in all kinds of ways. Travelling, for example, certainly highlights their diversity. Getting a bed for the night in Timaru, New Zealand, got us a foam mattress inside a rusty old van with no wheels, in a ramshackle barn. While, in the US, a “bed” translated into two massive king-sized couches at opposite ends of a bedroom. Read the rest of this entry »
If you find filling in forms difficult, try wearing protection.
Well I read the instructions that said, “Please make sure that the submission is under the correct category” so I did my best. But that still wasn’t good enough for the fellow in the post office. Read the rest of this entry »