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?”

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”

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?”

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?”

Re-writing History?

Some of us are not happy with our own, our communities or our countries history, and for some reason, think it should be somehow be rewritten. Regardless of how much you may not like what happened during a certain period of history, you cannot change it or wish it did not exist. It happened, andContinue reading “Re-writing History?”