Do you Remember an Inn?

Have you ever found yourself reciting a poem you learnt many, years ago at school? One that you were tasked to learn by rote and recite out loud in front of the class? Why do these words stick like Super Glue to our permanent memory cells? When so much else fails to the memory wayside? … Continue reading Do you Remember an Inn?

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Tenants Rights or Wrongs?

An Unwelcome Intrusion A day or so ago, an email arrived in my inbox which shook me up. Not initially of course, but as you will soon discover, people can be unpredictable as can our reactions. The email was from the property agent advising me that an unnamed person and their property representative wanted to, … Continue reading Tenants Rights or Wrongs?

Sunday Sayings – Truth

Speaking the truth - is knowing who you are, but is it always the best thing for everybody? "Don't wait around for someone else to tell your story. Do it yourself by whatever means necessary." -Lena Dunham So many around us choose to conceal, hide or change the truth to protect others or enhance ourselves. … Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Truth

Sunday Sayings – Being Open Minded and The Press

Refugees and Journalistic Bias The MOTH and I were discussing the situation of the Tamil Family- the subjects of failed applications for refugee status, in Australia. This, despite country Queensland being their home of many years and the small community of Biloela wanting, and indeed fighting, to keep them in Australia. Federal court injunctions were … Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Being Open Minded and The Press

More on Greed Risk and Desire

"Wealth is not about having a lot of money; it's about having a lot of options." -Chris Rock Managing money often results in behaviours that might be regarded as greed or human competitiveness . Some folks feel an adrenaline rush at the prospect of making unexpected money. Creating wealth is often perceived to be a … Continue reading More on Greed Risk and Desire

Sunday Sayings – Change

You cannot step in the same river twice - Middle Eastern Proverb Can 'change' be a cyclic force, or is it more linear, with a beginning and an end? Weekly Quotes “When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.” -Ben Franklin Confucius “The superior man governs men, according to their nature, with what is proper to them, … Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Change

Sunday Sayings

Several years ago, I became fascinated with traditional proverbs and sayings, their metaphorical layers and the many different interpretations found within those succinct few words. I marveled at their ability to transcend race, religion, opinions and age. Mostly anonymous, they are a portal through time to generations past and echo a diverse range of cultures, and the experiences of many lessons learned and the wisdom from thousands of lives already lived. They offer us knowledge; knowledge that is passed to us in much the same way relay runners might pass a baton. Once it’s handed over, it is up to us what we do with it and how we pass it on.