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?”
Category Archives: Life!
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?”
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?”
Jump off the merry-go-round!
As 2022 is now well and truly upon us and before we know it, it will be 2023. It is now time to get those creative juices flowing and punch those damn keys. Now is the time to consider what it means to “jump off the merry-go-round”. When I refer to a a merry-go-round, IContinue reading “Jump off the merry-go-round!”
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”
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?”
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?”
It is early spring here in Queensland, Australia, and the world around me is, in more ways than one, buzzing with activity. Perched under the eaves of our front verandah is a pair of Flycatchers or Fantails (local name Willie Wagtail) that have made a tiny nest of very fine grasses, tightly bound by spiderContinue reading “Amazing Nature”
Your Child’s Education
This is a huge subject matter, so I will concentrate on the direction of the curriculum often found in our schools. I believe that what should be taught in primary schools is the basics, teaching the student to use those basics, in addition to them learning how to learn, and then for them to broadenContinue reading “Your Child’s Education”
Thoughts – Head v Heart?
From my observations there are two distinct thought processes that flow through most peoples’ heads. On one hand, there are those that seem to first look at any situation through their “feeling” lens. On the other hand, there are those that put far more logic into their first thoughts. I am sure there are alsoContinue reading “Thoughts – Head v Heart?”