Scallywag

Love is my religion - I could die for it.

~ John Keats ~

Archive for May, 2013

People keep secrets.
People often don't want to tell you what's really going on.

You Never Know What People Are Going Through

May 31st, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 53 secs

People keep secrets.

People keep secrets.

People are complicated, are they not? There are folk around you that you’ve known for years with secrets you’d never dream of.

Yet, so many of us are quick to judge, convict, and punish other people, based on what we see. It’s easy to do too. We can feel entirely justified when we witness activity we deem to be inappropriate, or decide that some folk don’t fit our criteria for being “good enough”. Read the rest of this entry »

I find life inspires me.
What about your inspirational moments?

Your Inspirational Moments

May 30th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 32 secs

I find life inspires me.

I find life inspires me.

Do you ever have inspirational insights that seem to appear from nowhere? You know, those moments when you see life with incredible clarity? If so, then you know how important it is to make the most of them. Read the rest of this entry »

Come to think of it, why should natural supplements for weight loss work anyway?
Beware of natural supplements for weight loss.

Natural Supplements For Weight Loss Don’t Work

May 29th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 3 mins, 13 secs

Come to think of it, why should natural supplements for weight loss work anyway?

Come to think of it, why should natural supplements for weight loss work anyway?

Natural supplements for weight loss get tremendous attention, don’t they? That’s not surprising, given a lot of people want to loss weight (and do it quickly and easily). So, there is a multi-faceted industry that turns over hundreds of billions of dollars to accommodate this need. I say, “accommodate” but really it should be “exploit” because it’s not about providing what it promises. Read the rest of this entry »

manners
Have manners become irrelevant?

Actually Manners Still Matter

May 28th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 23 secs

Are manners fading away?

Are manners fading away?

Don’t be fooled by prevailing attitudes: manners still matter. Read the rest of this entry »

Angelina has been handling  hard times of her own.
Life can be hard, whoever you are.

Use Your Hard Times Too

May 27th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 55 secs

Angelina has been handling  hard times of her own.

Angelina has been handling hard times of her own.

Are hard times wrong? Must they define a person’s life completely? Or, is there something about hardship that’s could be worth salvaging? Read the rest of this entry »

No marriage compatibility test can tell you how good your relationship will be.
Considering doing a marriage compatibility test? Don't bother.

Not Another Marriage Compatibility Test

May 26th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 55 secs

No marriage compatibility test can tell you how good your relationship will be.

No marriage compatibility test can tell you how good your relationship will be.

Purposely, I am not offering you a marriage compatibility test. More than that, I actively discourage people from using them. Read the rest of this entry »

What does the fact that we live together really mean?
Why is it important to know that we live together?

We Live Together And That Makes Us Strong

May 25th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 57 secs

What does the fact that we live together really mean?

What does the fact we live together really mean?

Wherever we are we live together. Despite all our differences, together we are the people of the world and our diversity is our strength. Read the rest of this entry »

Australian convicts did it tough.
What did Australian convicts do to our kitchen?

Australian Convicts Did Our Kitchen

May 24th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 6 secs

Australian convicts did it tough.

Australian convicts did it tough.

The 19th Century was a tough time for Australian convicts. Sent mostly from England, they endured months at sea in squalid conditions to arrive Downunder. Then, many were forced under threat of the lash to work as slave labor, and sometimes endure the deprivations of torture. Which is a sobering thought when I sit in the kitchen. Read the rest of this entry »

Take your determination and use it.
It's amazing what a difference determination makes.

What Determination Can Do

May 23rd, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 11 secs

Take your determination and use it.

Take your determination and use it.

If you own an old vehicle then by default you need determination. Take my car. It was my son’s until he tired of it. Then we swapped and now I drive a 1997 Saab 9000, which idles like a truck and has a few very “special” peculiarities. Read the rest of this entry »

Will people be friendlier in the future?
People everywhere long for a brighter future.

Will People Ever Be Better?

May 22nd, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 2 secs

Will people be friendlier in the future?

Will people be friendlier in the future?

People everywhere have always longed for a brighter future. We want that. But is it realistic? Can we reasonably expect that our society will improve to create a better life all round? Read the rest of this entry »