Scallywag

God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.

~ Yiddish Saying ~

Archive for August, 2013

Good times come from enjoying the simplest things.
Simply reading to children is a rewarding pleasure.

Simple Pleasures

August 31st, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 32 secs

Good times come from enjoying the simplest things.

Good times come from enjoying the simplest things.

Remember the last time you felt peacefully happy? When you felt an overwhelming  sense of wellbeing? Chances are, you got that way enjoying the joy of simple pleasures. Read the rest of this entry »

Opra knows a crazy factoid when she hears one.
Ridiculous facts they may be. But you never know when they come in handy.

31 Crazy And Ridiculous Facts

August 30th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 40 secs

Opra knows a crazy factoid when she hears one.

Opra knows a crazy factoid when she hears one.

Yes, they are far-fetched. But these crazy facts have substance (Who knew?):

  1. Coconuts kill more people worldwide than sharks do. Around 150 people are killed annually by coconuts. Read the rest of this entry »
Time spent together makes life sweet.
Do you get to spend enough time with others?

Sharing It All

August 29th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 58 secs

Time spent together makes life sweet.

Time spent together makes life sweet.

There is something magical about sharing. Through the magnificent ingredient of  togetherness we can both minimize our pain and enlarge our gladness. In sharing we find that individualism isn’t nearly as much of a thrill as the satisfaction of belonging. Read the rest of this entry »

Is fury really necessary?
Tired of people ranting?

Had Enough Of Angry People?

August 28th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 58 secs

Is fury really necessary?

Is fury really necessary?

Every time you turn on the TV, radio, open a paper, or click onto the news online angry people are there. But isn’t it time we turned down the fury and did some effective thinking instead? Read the rest of this entry »

Violence toward the vulnerable is never acceptable.
No children deserves to live in fear of violence.

Handing You A Bunch Of Violence

August 27th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 7 secs

Violence toward the vulnerable is never acceptable.

Violence toward the vulnerable is never acceptable.

I find violence a miserable prospect. Not the slap on the bottom type violence (I don’t mean that). Nor, the kind that sees young drunk men fighting outside bars (though that is alarming). I mean the disturbing viciousness driven by the directives of psychopaths. Read the rest of this entry »

Why not go crazy in the garden? Your brain will love it.
There's mor to brain training than Sodoku and crosswords, you know.

Polishing Your Brain

August 26th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 48 secs

Why not go crazy in the garden? Your brain will love it.

Why not go crazy in the garden? Your brain will love it.

How much thought do you give to your brain? It’s silly really. The very part of us that we rely on for thinking and we barely give it a thought. It’s high time we gave our brain a little more TLC. Read the rest of this entry »

Are you fired up?
How enthusiastic are you?

Get Excited!

August 25th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 39 secs

Are you fired up?

Are you fired up?

Either get excited or get out”. That kind of absolute demand for enthusiasm reads more like a threat than an endorsement. But there is merit in getting excited, at least sometimes. Read the rest of this entry »

Prejudiced? Never!
I am not prejudiced!

Pride and Prejudice

August 24th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 48 secs

Prejudiced? Never!

Prejudiced? Never!

We all know how ugly racism is. But I want to take you to another front. One that’s related but widely accepted. Yet it too is as ugly as the other. It’s prejudice of class. Read the rest of this entry »

Happily surprised.
What can he see that others can't?

Why Be Surprised?

August 23rd, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 23 secs

Happily surprised.

Happily surprised.

It’s too easy. To take everything for granted, I mean. In that state it’s hard to be impressed by anything. Which is why it’s good to keep an eye out for surprises. Read the rest of this entry »

Soemtimes the silly is a good source of ideas.
 

Creativity In A Bucket

August 22nd, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 31 secs

Soemtimes the silly is a good source of ideas.

Soemtimes the silly is a good source of ideas.

Well not just a bucket. Creativity can be anywhere you want it to be. Because, by its very nature, it’s a result of your thinking and you can turn that anywhere. Read the rest of this entry »