Scallywag

If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

~ Tenzin Gyatso - 14th Dalai Lama ~

Archive for November, 2013

Sometimes you just have to laugh.
Why do people have names that are an uncanny match to their occupation?

Something Funny About Names

November 7th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 8 secs

Sometimes you just have to laugh.

Sometimes you just have to laugh.

Nobody asks to get a funny name. But it happens now and then. Much more common is the phenomenon of people being drawn towards the meaning that their names possess. And sometimes, you just can’t help feeling the need to grin. Enjoy: Read the rest of this entry »

You can find inspiration in all sorts of realms.
Find people you admire and find out more about them.

Find Your Inspirers

November 6th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 54 secs

You can find inspiration in all sorts of realms.

You can find inspiration in all sorts of realms.

Inspiration is everywhere. Though, when you really you need it, that’s when it can vanish into thin air.

So find your inspirers. Not just one or two, but more than a few. From time to time you will benefit from each one. So be generous in finding your inspiration. Read the rest of this entry »

Just being together puts us in relationship.
Do we engage or pretend we're barely there?

Random Relationships

November 5th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 23 secs

Just being together puts us in relationship.

Just being together puts us in relationship.

Think about relationships and you might be inclined to pair the theme up with couples. Yet, to every person we have contact with we’re in a relationship. Read the rest of this entry »

What's going on in his head anyway?
Think, Scally, think!

Stimulating the Cat’s Brain

November 4th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 43 secs

What's going on in his head anyway?

What’s going on in his head anyway?

The brain (or, as we say in our house: the “brian”) is an incredible thing. With its capacity to process so much information it has a rapacious appetite for stimulus. Which is why we are trying to inspire our cat. Read the rest of this entry »

Argh! What are you eating?
That's not food!

Beware The Food Manufacturers

November 3rd, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 38 secs

Argh! What are you eating?

Argh! What are you eating?

Food. I’m a fan of it. But not the manufactured stuff. That isn’t food but an exploitative replica.

Food, to me, is stuff that smells fresh, goes off fairly quickly, and comes packed with nutritional goodness and flavor.  While, the manufactured version that we refer to as food is something else many times removed. Read the rest of this entry »

Imagine yourself inside the lanscape of your mind.
Creating a great place for your mind to wander.

Inside The Landscape Of Your Mind

November 3rd, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 14 secs

Imagine yourself inside the lanscape of your mind.

Imagine yourself inside the lanscape of your mind.

We often picture the mind and the brain as somehow synonymous. Only, they are not. From what neuroscientists know, your brain is thinking HQ. But is that completely true for your mind? Read the rest of this entry »

There's something wonderfully comforting about the Aussie wombat.
Cute? Yes. But once they've grown up, wombats are wild.

Fabulous Australian Animals

November 1st, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 14 secs

There's something wonderfully comforting about the Aussie wombat.

There’s something wonderfully comforting about the Aussie wombat.

Australian animals are wonderful beasties. Even if you’re not much of a critter lover, you have to admire these amazing beasts for all their natural ingenuity. Read the rest of this entry »