Scallywag

Happiness consists in activity. It is running steam, not a stagnant pool.

~ Oliver Wendell Holmes ~

Archive for February, 2014

"I can't? Drats!"
"I wish I could but I can't".

You Can’t

February 27th, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 25 secs

"I can't? Drats!"

“I can’t? Drats!”

C’mon, you can’t. You cannot improve yourself. That’s just not possible. Read the rest of this entry »

"God said I need to keep watching you."
Whacky people are drawn to the Church because nobody else will have them.

Whacko Religiosity

February 24th, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 42 secs

"God said I need to keep watching you."

“God said I need to keep watching you.”

Have you ever met a religious nut? If you are like me then you’ve had more than your share. But what makes one person of faith an inspiration while another borders on the bizarre? Read the rest of this entry »

Man, I've no time for sadness.
Does being happy mean you have to look like this too?

Positivity Is Contagious – Like The Flu

February 22nd, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 47 secs

Man, I've no time for sadness.

Man, I’ve no time for sadness.

Positivity alert! Warning! Someone is trying to impress and it might not end well. Read the rest of this entry »

They may be students but they're still children.
Kids need recognition as people with needs.

What Kids Need

February 19th, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 9 secs

They may be students but they're still children.

They may be students but they’re still children.

School is a tricky thing. On the surface, it’s a case of teaching children the 3 R’s of “readin’, writin’ and rifmatic”. But inevitably, there’s whole lot more to education that that. Read the rest of this entry »

Just one big happy family... or are they?
How real is the idea of family happiness?

Happy Families

February 16th, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 23 secs

Just one big happy family... or are they?

Just one big happy family… or are they?

How happy are you family? On the surface it’s an innocent enough question. But the answers can often be vexed. Read the rest of this entry »

Behold the Aussie snotblock.
You won't find a good snotblock just anywhere.

Snotblocks

February 14th, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 11 secs

Behold the Aussie snotblock.

Behold the Aussie snotblock.

Upfront I apologize. But it’s not my fault they are called “snotblocks“. Blame it all on being Australian. Read the rest of this entry »

More in common than we thought.
There's more to family than most people think.

Your Incredibly Extended Family

February 12th, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 41 secs

More in common than we thought.

More in common than we thought.

What if everyone you see out in the street was not a complete stranger but part of your family? It might seem a strange idea, given how different people can look and be. Not to mention how indifferent they seem to our set of needs. To consider them even remotely as family seems like a quantum leap. Read the rest of this entry »

It's a risky world out there.
What is your risk appetite?

The Dignity Of Risk

February 10th, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 3 mins, 14 secs

It's a risky world out there.

It’s a risky world out there.

The world is split in two halves. On the one risk is managed, calibrated, and minimized. On the other, people take their chances and just live. Read the rest of this entry »

"Irritated pigs can now fly"
Will the secrets of pig flight keep you slim?

Why You’re Going Mad

February 9th, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 31 secs

"Irritated pigs can now fly"

“Thanks to new breakthrough irritated pigs can fly”

Thanks to Internet advertising, did you know “You Can Get A Flatter Stomach In 30 Seconds”? While you are at it, you can also “Discover What Your Sleeping Positions Say About You”. Which may explain why sometimes you feel like you are going mad. Read the rest of this entry »

Some jellyfish aren't quite cute.
It's amazing what you find in the great outdoors.

Jellyfish Anyone?

February 6th, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 46 secs

Some jellyfish aren't quite cute.

Some jellyfish aren’t quite cute.

You wouldn’t expect a jellyfish to get very big but a family in the next area down from us here in Hobart found a doozy. Read the rest of this entry »