My Back Garden – Part 4

In my part of the world, that is in the Southern Hemisphere, it is now the middle of September, or early spring. Living in a sub-tropical climate means that most rain normally arrives in summer, with sometimes very little rain for two or three months through that time of year. This year has been veryContinue reading “My Back Garden – Part 4”

“Inclusiveness” Is it fair, equal and democratic?

I think we can all agree that the root word for “inclusiveness” is “include”. Looking up the definition of this root word is not as simple as you would think. I have 4 large dictionaries, from three different countries, and none of them have the same definition. When the word “inclusiveness” is used, particularly whenContinue reading ““Inclusiveness” Is it fair, equal and democratic?”

Me, writing a novel?

One of my dictionaries firstly defines the word “novel” to mean “hitherto unknown”, and that is exactly how I feel as I take on the task of writing my first novel. While I have written many other pieces over the years, nothing has come close to this in its need for dedication and creative thinking.Continue reading “Me, writing a novel?”

Nature at its best!

I was sitting on our back verandah the other day and I was watching all the various birds landing on, in and under the intermingled hedge row on the other side of our driveway. We are indeed fortunate in that a number of birds regularly visit this hedge, as it is comprised of several speciesContinue reading “Nature at its best!”

Why people do what they do?

This question has been debated so many times that you may not want to read another opinion. That’s OK, I can take it. It is just that I want to look at this question from a very basic and simple angle. It is generally agreed by most that us human being are just another speciesContinue reading “Why people do what they do?”

Seasons Greetings

I would like to take this opportunity to wish every reader of this post an extremely Merry Christmas and the most Satisfying New Year. The last couple of years have been trying for all of us and accordingly I wish everyone the happiest future possible. To add to the festive season I have included belowContinue reading “Seasons Greetings”

My Back Garden – Part 3

Living in the Southern Hemisphere means that spring is about to end and summer is just around the corner. We have received far more rain this year and our totals till the end of October were well ahead of the totals received during each of the last few years. This means that the earth hasContinue reading “My Back Garden – Part 3”

Who are you?

Who or what makes us human beings? That is a question many ask, and there is no simple answer. It really is just a matter of our history, short and long term, if one uses the widest meaning of the word. Our history defines who we are, and while one cannot change history, one canContinue reading “Who are you?”

Your Beliefs?

Some are of the view that one should never discuss beliefs. As one can believe in many different things, including people, political systems, communities, religions, financial systems, families, countries, sporting teams and the list goes on. As there are so many beliefs, I will not deal with any particular one, but cover the underlying reasonsContinue reading “Your Beliefs?”