“Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.” – Wendell Berry “And do you travel with a group…? It’s a familiar question I’m frequently asked, carrying all that is implicit in the questioner’s… Read More The Loneliness of Travel
It’s time for the monthly “WeAreTheWorld Blogfest, a monthly blog dedicated to brodcasting good news stories of humanity. The cohosts for this month are: Shilpa Garg, Sylvia McGrath ,Belinda WitzenHausen, Dan Antion, Damyanti Biswas. Please take the time to visit their blogs. Two weeks ago, more darkness exploded in our world in the form of… Read More WeAreTheWorldBlogfest: Headscarves for Harmony
Can there be anything more joyful, more loving than a puppy? She’s called Bella and came into the family at 12 weeks. My grandkids, Josie and Jack, were overwhelmed when they saw her “How long can she stay with us ?” Jack asked. When they were told she would be staying forever Josie remarked “She’s… Read More The New Puppy
Each month I participate in a wonderful blogfest called WeAreTheWorld (#WATWB) which seeks 6o bring positive stories higlighting the goodness and not the shadow side of humanity. This month the cohosts are Eric Lahti,Inderpreet Uppal,Shilpa Garg, Mary Giese and Roshan Radhakrishnan Please visit them for more great WATWB stories. We live in a society in… Read More WeAreTheWorld Blogfest: For the love of the Unwanted
As humans we have such a tortured relationship with our bodies that it frequently takes artists to remind us of how beautiful the human body can be whether it is big small, male or female. I recently experienced a wonderful exhibition called “Nude” at the Art Gallery of NSW. The introduction states ” The art… Read More The Body Beautiful
O is for Outlook and Ordinary Days on the Journey Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. Victor Frankel Some days on this journey in France, I want to stay in my pyjamas until noon-there’s… Read More O is for Outlook and Ordinary days on the Journey
Walking through different cities, their squares ablaze and shops bustling for the Christmas season, you have to wonder if it is really possible to buy the festive season. We are certainly encouraged to believe so Christmas is the season of love, and if you really love someone, you will buy them a present equating to… Read More Can you really buy Christmas?
Its not something that I question. Having cared for over forty cats and dogs, I know they are smart, clever and wise. Not all of them of course but then that applies to we humans too. Recently I saw a program on SBS Insight titled “Puppy Love”. (www.sbs.com.au/insight/) Scientists, bless their little cotton socks, were… Read More Animal Intelligence