Tag: attitude
0110 Opportunity Knocks - small

Opportunity knocks. That’s what we’ve been told. You hear stories all the time about the unshaven couch potato in a tank top undershirt who lolls around in the recliner watching TV all day and night, eating (perhaps) potato chips, drinking (perhaps) beer, when … suddenly … there’s a knock at the door. Why, it’s Opportunity! [...]

0109 It Happens - Small

“Trouble, how many ways do I detest thee? Let me count the ways.” ~Not Quite William Shakespeare. In a lot of ways we do create our own reality but sometimes undesirable events occur in our lives in which we have no say whatsoever. A bolt of lightning, for instance, that kills or maims us. We [...]

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“It is the mind that maketh good or ill, That maketh wretch or happy, rich or poor.” Michel de Montaigne “And the face …” Eno In the previous blog, I wrote about how our facial expressions can change our feelings. We also express our feelings with our faces. Almost too obvious to state, isn’t it? [...]

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“I don’t know how many parts this thing will have, but you can be sure it will have at least one.” Eno When a friend told me a long time ago that we create our own reality I thought he was screwy, but I was willing to accept two things: If I spend a day [...]

The famous "Monk's" is actually "Tom's." Image courtesy of wikipedia.org

What’s wrong with today’s world besides unemployment, global warming, peak oil, warfare, riots, genetically engineered food and pesticides, pollution, world-wide debt both sovereign and personal, and starvation? I left out the destruction of the rainforest, the death of the soil that grows our food, oppression, burgeoning landfills, and more, because I don’t want to sound [...]

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Attention! I’ve had an epiphany! This epiphany of mine doesn’t cover the whole universe nor have I discovered where the God particle is hiding. It does cover the purpose of life on earth but possibly not everyone’s life and possibly only my own life. I had begun to wonder if I was ever going to [...]

This could be you if you're driving on the outskirts of Toowoomba in 1925. Image courtesy of the State Library of Queensland via Wikimedia.

  There are a lot of people running around loose these days who see themselves as being trapped in a rut and they don’t know how they got there. Since these rut-dwellers are unable to export their wisdom to others, who might be seeking a comfortable and properly irritating rut for themselves, I draw on [...]

The wrong kind of list - Image courtesy of John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland via Wikimedia Commons

For as long as I can remember,and believe me that’s a fairly long time, I have been making lists. Checking off items on a list gives me the satisfaction of having accomplished something, even if it’s only piling up nuts and yogurt in a grocery cart. A couple of days ago I had a few [...]