Scallywag

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.

~ Aristotle ~

Archive for June, 2013

Hmm, meaning you say...
Does meaning really matter?

Do You Need Meaning For Happiness?

June 30th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 58 secs

Hmm, meaning you say...

Hmm, meaning you say…

If meaning leads to happiness, what kind of meaning do you need? Are we talking about everything in life having to have deep significance at all times? Or, are there other ways to make sense of it? Read the rest of this entry »

What's wrong with a bit of time off?
 

Time Out Now

June 29th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 17 secs

What's wrong with a bit of time off?

What’s wrong with a bit of time off?

You really do need some time out. Seriously. Just working flat out and burning the candle at both ends (always a painful exercise) gradually wears you down. Read the rest of this entry »

Watch out for the Tour de France!
What makes the Tour de France the biggest race in history?

Here’s To The Tour de France

June 28th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 3 mins, 20 secs

Watch out for the Tour de France!

Watch out for the Tour de France!

I’m a late entrant into the Tour de France. I’ve only been watching this Herculean phenomenon for the past ten years. But, despite the fact I’ve not been there for all the stuff of decades past, like so many fans, I’m there in spirit. Read the rest of this entry »

Ugly people do ugly things.
There's more than meets the eye about ugly people.

Ugly People Timely Advice

June 27th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 16 secs

Ugly people do ugly things.

Ugly people do ugly things.

Ugly people do ugly things. Which is precisely why they are ugly in the first place. Read the rest of this entry »

Singing the "Happy Birthday to You" song isn't free.
 

Happy Birthday Song Bun Fight

June 26th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 41 secs

Singing the "Happy Birthday to You" song isn't free.

Singing the “Happy Birthday to You” song isn’t free.

There’s a happy birthday song bun fight going on out there and it’s all to do with who gets the cake. Yes, that innocent little happy birthday music song is tearing some people apart and they are already having a ding dong boxing match over it in Court. Read the rest of this entry »

Stories can get in the way.
Stories: what are you telling yourself?

Stories You Say

June 25th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 19 secs

Stories can get in the way.

Stories can get in the way.

Stories are everywhere. But perhaps the ones with the biggest influence are the stories you tell yourself. Read the rest of this entry »

Talking isn't always quality communication, is it?
Is talking enough to build a good relationship?

Keep Talking

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

Talking isn't always quality communication, is it?

Talking isn’t always quality communication, is it?

Talking might be considered cheap but it’s vital to maintaining a good relationship. Read the rest of this entry »

Getting a good self shot is not for babies (they need help).
What's the secret to taking a better self shot?

How To Take A Good Self Shot

June 23rd, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 50 secs

Getting a good self shot is not for babies (they need help).

Getting a good self shot is not for babies (they need help).

Taking a good self shot is at once easy and tricky. Easy as most every smartphone lets you do it, along with an endless array of cameras. Tricky because in taking “selfies” you are jumping the divide between what you think you look like and what others see. Read the rest of this entry »

Do you feel that nobody cares about all that you do?
Feeling unappreciated? You are not alone.

Do You Feel Unappreciated?

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

Feeling unappreciated? You are not alone.

Feeling unappreciated? You are not alone.

Being unappreciated. Its familiarity reveals indifference has reached plague proportions. Read the rest of this entry »

Cars can drive you up the wall.
Cars drive me crazy,

Cars I Hate And Love

June 22nd, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 3 mins, 27 secs

Cars can drive you up the wall.

Cars can drive you up the wall.

Hands up if you love cars! I do, but then I don’t as I admit to having a love/hate relationship with the infernal things. Read the rest of this entry »