Scallywag

If only we'd stop trying to be happy we'd have a pretty good time.

~ Edith Wharton ~

Archive for September, 2013

"Ee-eye-ee-eye-ohhh!"
Love 'em or loathe them, MacDonald's sure are everywhere.

Old MacDonald’s

September 30th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 50 secs

"Ee-eye-ee-eye-ohhh!"

“Ee-eye-ee-eye-ohhh!”

You’ve got to hand it to the fast food king, MacDonald’s. Despite the fact that they trade on Big Macs, we don’t go there for the flavor, the quality, or the atmosphere. We only go because the toilets are mostly clean, it’s cheap, and kids are forever welcome. Read the rest of this entry »

Well I don't feel that "good".
 

You Are Pretty Good

September 29th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 55 secs

Well I don't feel that "good".

Well I don’t feel that “good”.

In the spirit of the glass being half full I want to focus onjust a few things that are  good about you. Though we all have faults and the capacity to do bad, we have a tremendous ability to make our lives a triumph (and that’s definitely something to think about). Read the rest of this entry »

Think of learning as a good habit
It's amazing what you can teach yourself.

Why You Need To Keep Learning

September 28th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 16 secs

Think of learning as a good habit

Think of learning as a good habit

There’s a problem with the way we go about learning. It’s that we pay more attention to formal courses than becoming life-long learners. Read the rest of this entry »

Sleep if you must, but keep at it.
You are formidable when you make up your mind (even if you do need to make time for sleep).

Keep Going

September 27th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 35 secs

Sleep if you must, but keep at it.

Sleep if you must, but keep at it.

Every now and then there are times when things can feel overwhelming. When it’s easy to say, “It’s all too much and I‘ve had it.” Yet, when those times come is precisely when you need to keep going. Read the rest of this entry »

Despite appearances, couples can be barely together.
Closeness needs sharing that's both intimate and practical.

Shared Selfishness

September 26th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 37 secs

Despite appearances, couples can be barely together.

Despite appearances, couples can be barely together.

There’s something gross about excess.  Like when people brandish what they have as a way of saying, “Look up to me and see how important I am”. Read the rest of this entry »

Hands are revealing.
Hands are incredibly expressive.

Loving Hands

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

Hands are revealing.

Hands are revealing.

Do you ever stare at hands? I confess that I find people’s hands fascinating. The way they look, move, and are held in space, hands tell you a lot. Read the rest of this entry »

Helping each other cope is what meaningful support is all about.
It's true. We need each other.

Helping Granny

September 24th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 44 secs

Helping each other cope is what meaningful support is all about.

Helping each other cope is what meaningful support is all about.

Today was a difficult day. Ruth’s Mum (Granny) got a place in a country retirement village down the road and as of today, she no longer lives with Granddad. Read the rest of this entry »

We know what we know and that's enough (Or is it?).
When people stop looking their life becomes a replay.

What You Don’t Know You Don’t See

September 23rd, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 12 secs

We know what we know and that's enough (Or is it?).

We know what we know and that’s enough (Or is it?).

As clever as our brains are, there’s something very peculiar about them. Despite the amazing complexity of our thinking organ, it is pretty poor at noticing what it doesn’t already know. Read the rest of this entry »

There's nothing quite like a surprise kiss.
Some surprises are better than others.

Surprise Surprise

September 22nd, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 46 secs

There's nothing quite like a surprise kiss.

There’s nothing quite like a surprise kiss.

I like surprises. Well, I like some of them. There are those pleasant wonders that come when you least expect it, and they are great. But some come with all the force of an anvil toppling on your toes and they are terrible. Read the rest of this entry »

Actually, I struggle a lot with confidence.
Confidence is definitely something I need more of.

Is Confidence Really Needed?

September 21st, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 10 secs

Actually, I struggle a lot with confidence.

Actually, I struggle a lot with confidence.

You and I have grown up through the self-esteem age. The idea that having a stronger sense of how good you are was always meant to be the acid test for predicting success. Read the rest of this entry »