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Travel Anxiety

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

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Defining Happiness

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

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Feeling Miserable?

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?

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Australia Votes for Decency

In the former Yugoslav country of Slovenia, "liberal newcomer Robert Golob defeated populist, Trump-fan Janes Janša, in an election tipped as a "referendum on democracy." His movement, launched only in January, snapped a whopping 34.5% of the vote. [Thanks Manja Mexi for the link]. Two days ago, it was Australia's turn to vote. A country… Continue reading Australia Votes for Decency

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Suffering

Everyone wants to avoid it and minimise it where possible. Suffering. Photo by Thiago Matos on Pexels.com Suffering and moments of sadness may be part of life and our own journey. Some people experience much more suffering and sadness than others. For there is no equity in suffering. How best to deal with these lingering… Continue reading Suffering