A long time ago I heard a comment that froze me to the marrow. It came from a neighbour after the deaths of family members in a car accident. She said – we have had so many good times together that now we must pay for them. The implication was that there was some celestial bank book of happiness and misery. Have too much of … Continue reading The Place of Love
Having a look at my Flickr photo sharing statistics recently had a few surprises for me. Because the pictures that have a great audience early on often fade into obscurity. Instead, its the slow seller with a few looks a week that seems to build and build into an evergreen product. And when you analyse their appeal, usually the are an ordinary photo of an … Continue reading Soaring Ideas Sell!
Have you noticed how quickly time is passing these days. It seems that our Christmas presents were only being unwrapped yesterday. Even the interminable days of winter seems a thing of the past. And so, the weeks rotate at an almost breath-taking pace. Well they say its a sign of old age. But there may be more true in this cliché than most. For, we … Continue reading Time for the Journey
There can be no more beautiful stretch of country in Scotland than Deeside. And there, presiding over its eastern end, is the ancient fortified tower of Castle Crathes. With its estates almost ‘check and jowl’ with those of Balmoral and one of its rooms still displaying the splendid bone horn given to the family by King Robert the Bruce after the Battle of Bannockburn., this … Continue reading Ghost on Royal Deeside
The problem with education these days is that it costs so much. Or so I thought until a few days ago. It was then I came across a free online resource from the Open University. Now, since its foundation in the 60’s, the OU has been one of the jewels in the British higher education. Because, established as it was to serve the era of … Continue reading An education you can’t refuse
If you think that the vuvuzalas are the rams’ horns of a new spiritual experience, then read this blog and decide for yourself: http://thefrailestthing.wordpress.com/2010/06/15/is-sport-a-religion/ Continue reading Is sport a religion?
Just seen on another blog: If you ask me what I came to life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud. ~ Emile Zola Share | Continue reading Great Quote!