Photo by Austin Zhang on Pexels.com “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.”― Franklin D. Roosevelt Some people are nervous about travel. Particularly now, as strange virulent germs threaten our safety and confidence. I have always loved travelling. Perhaps it comes from a… Continue reading Travel Anxiety
Language is so dynamic. It's constantly shifting. It changes from nuance to nuance depending on generation, culture, population, political correctness and slang. I've known of immigrants - Greek-Australians - who on retirement from work in Australia, decide to reverse-migrate, back to the old country of Greece, to live out their declining years. To their surprise… Continue reading What Did You Say? Favourite Idioms
Oscar Wilde said, With freedom, books, flowers and the moon, who could not be happy? George Burns, on the other hand, thought that happiness was ~having a large, caring, close-knit family in another city." Samuel Taylor Coleridge didn't expect much - he theorized that happiness in life was made up of the little charities, a… Continue reading Defining Happiness
Life on this planet is on time we borrow, The cup runneth over with anguish and sorrow. Now babies might live, but mothers can die, Children quickly grow learning to fight, kill and lie. Was it ever any fun to shoot a fully loaded gun? There's an uncertain undercurrent washing through the world. Do you… Continue reading Feeling Miserable?
Do you think of the Irish famine or Germany when it comes to potatoes? Continuing on discussing vernacular language and strange idioms, Google threw this up at me today: I am Danish and might sometimes be a surt løg (a sour onion) read: a grumpy, critical person, although never as self-confessed as my blogger friend… Continue reading Potatoes and Desperately Danish
As tempting as it is to recount the highlights of 2021 and the relative freedom we enjoyed in most of Australia; to do that now in the midst of the opening of the Covid floodgates that are occurring, this minute in our country, seems unfeeling and irrelevant. Australia was lucky - we had our bubble… Continue reading Wisdom and New Year Beginnings -2022