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blogging, Philosophy

Are You Ready Yet? How We Shop

"Are you ready yet?" My other half, aka the 'Moth,' called out - anxious to leave for another shopping expedition. Meanwhile, I tapped away on the keyboard writing yet another blog post. "I won't be long," I distractedly shouted back down the hall. But time then slowed for me; I was engrossed in getting my… Continue reading Are You Ready Yet? How We Shop

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Philosophy

Ways to Improve Life during the Year of Covid

“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events. It is from numberless, diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or… Continue reading Ways to Improve Life during the Year of Covid

shrine in Tokuyo
Motivational

Herd Mentality

The Honey bee is successful because it is a master of teamwork and collective decision making. They use their communication system to allow good decisions to spread and diminish information that is unhelpful. Joanne Reed According to Author Joanne Reed, humans in a group, are influenced by what the majority of others are thinking, or… Continue reading Herd Mentality

shopping centre with consumers
Australia

Post LockDown Possibilities for Retail Centres

Worst-case Scenario I think we all are aware that brands and stores may not survive the financial hiatus resulting from the pandemic. Together with the shift in the popularity of online shopping, the enforced elimination of in-person appointments and alternative home delivery methods, what if shopping malls could become a relic of the past? Already… Continue reading Post LockDown Possibilities for Retail Centres

Australia, Community, Travel

Coping with Covid

Latest Update 475 deaths from Corona, in Italy yesterday. 140 new cases overnight here, in Australia. No new cases in China - that they are aware of. Some good news from China, at last. Iceland had its first death, possibly attributed to Covid 19! Iceland! A sparsely populated area in the north of a country… Continue reading Coping with Covid

front door
Community, Mental Health, Motivational

Sunday Sayings – Snobbery and Privilege

Hypocrisy is the essence of snobbery, but all snobbery is about the problem of belonging or exclusiveness. “Some people have such good taste they can't enjoy anything.” ― Marty Rubin “They [Harvard academia] liked the poor, but didn't like the smell of the poor.” ― Chris Hedges “It was culture as class performance, literature fetishised… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Snobbery and Privilege

Community, Mental Health

Sunday Sayings – Differences and Reality TV

I find there to be profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and I marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and from across cultures. They speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes, like proverbs,… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Differences and Reality TV

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Community

Sunday Sayings – Compassion

In a perfect world, no one group or individual would feel so threatened or socially isolated they would need to resort to violence or aberrant behaviour. We can all do our part in our own small neighbourhood, to drag the metaphorical elephant by the hair.

Community

Sunday Sayings – Needs

What happens when life takes an unexpected turn and we need something out of reach? Do you pause and think, panic or reach for the phone? Photo by rawpixel.com on Pexels.com Necessity makes a Naked Woman Learn How to Spin ~ Danish Proverb Knaegemølle, Denmark What is life if our best-laid plans are not to… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Needs

Community

Sunday Sayings – Worrying

Mostly anonymous, proverbs are a portal directly through time to generations past and echo a diverse range of cultures. They speak of the experiences of many lessons learned and the wisdom from thousands of lives already lived. I invite you to comment on their varied meanings and intentions.

Community

Sunday Sayings – Stereotypicals

Is this true?The graphic depicts the common stereotypes,  but it does not depict the individual who comes with conflicting viewpoints and contradictions.Stereotypes fall in the face of humanity. We human beings are best understood one at a time.     Anna QuindlenStereotypes might even be a mind's way of dealing with the infinite complexities of our human personas,… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Stereotypicals

Vejen, Denmark
Book review, Community

Invisible Murder – Book Review

With the topic of refugees and terrorism very much in the news, this novel by Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis, is written for our time and makes for illuminating reading.   Two impoverished Roma boys are scavenging for something to sell in the ruins of an abandoned Soviet military hospital. Purportedly to improve the lives… Continue reading Invisible Murder – Book Review