Why Be Negative?

“One day I decided I wanted to be positive, so I chose to be…” Why be negative? As you undertake the No Complaining Challenge, it’s a simple question to ask yourself. An effective tip when attempting not to complain, is to identify the sources that set you off grumbling – whether it’s bad drivers, a … Continue reading Why Be Negative?

Everyone’s catching it, no not coronavirus… first fever

This is just an opinion... Firstly, thank you for making it this far - despite the endless bombardment on television, social media..., your work place - you were brave enough to endure another coronavirus post... sort of. I could have easily ignored the subject and post a standard generic post like there was not a … Continue reading Everyone’s catching it, no not coronavirus… first fever


"Everybody is talking about this issue, why are they not doing anything about it?" Being an environmentalist, this was something I heard all the time at events like this. My main issue with this statement is the assumption from the individual that environmental sustainability is everyone's main priority.  The reason they (i.e. the politicians) were … Continue reading Bubbles

The Sacrifice of Alexander Hamilton

Recently I have been reading one of those free kindle books called "The History of the United States" by a gentleman called Cecil Chesterton. It was published near the beginning of the 20th Century, so it is written in an old fashion way and occasionally you pick up on some views that were popular at … Continue reading The Sacrifice of Alexander Hamilton

The Failure: Karate Instructor dream

I was reading the book  "How to fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of Story of my Life"  a sort of self-help book by the creator of Dilbert, Scott Adams. One of the chapters that inspired me was where he listed his biggest failures and what he learnt from them. I did … Continue reading The Failure: Karate Instructor dream