Category Archives: opinion


Well worth reading. Educated women are the world’s  future. SundayReview | OP-ED COLUMNIST What’s So Scary About Smart Girls? MAY 10, 2014 Nicholas Kristof WHEN terrorists in Nigeria organized a secret attack last month, they didn’t target an army barracks, a police department or … Continue reading

Posted in History, Lifestyle, opinion, Organizations, Philosophy | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment


Definitely… Even an atheist can appreciate this. Kim Murphy-Stewart why do we always blame God? Alan Freshwater   – because we cannot accept responsibility for our own actions. – because we cannot accept that the universe is a series of semi-random events in … Continue reading

Posted in Autobiography, Folklore, Life, don't talk to me about life!, opinion, Philosophy, Religion and Superstition, Scams | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment


FREE adverb without cost or payment. synonyms: without charge, free of charge, for nothing, complimentary, gratis,   at no cost; informal for free, on the house Nothing is free. The sign said “Buy two, get one free”.  I asked for just the free one.  Turns out it wasn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Autobiography, complaints rorts and rip=offs, Life, don't talk to me about life!, Lifestyle, opinion | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment


Someone on Facebook took offence at my jocular comment If I had realised at the time that Lebanese was actually a nationality, not a lifestyle choice, I would have asked her to marry me.  Damn. I deleted their comment, not … Continue reading

Posted in Animal Husbandry, Autobiography, opinion, Pets, Philosophy, Political Correctness, Relationships, Sheep | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Cruise Control

Bruce Rock I drove to Bruce Rock Thursday evening, stayed in a pleasant little cabin, ate an excellent Thai green curry prawn soup at the roadhouse, and consulted with the nice Thai lady who cooked it regarding the ingredients. I really like … Continue reading

Posted in Autobiography, cars, Food and drink, Grey Nomads, kangaroos, Life, don't talk to me about life!, Motorbikes, Motorcycling, opinion, Travel, Weather | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments


Danae, an old friend from school days, posted a link from Goodreads on Facebook. They claim: BBC Believes You Only Read 6 of These Books… The BBC believes that most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books … Continue reading

Posted in Autobiography, Books, Lifestyle, opinion, Philosophy | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments


Well, that’s it. The Vatican has pulled him into line. The promising new Pope is now officially just another criminal dickhead. Pope: Child abuse criticism unfair Pope Francis uses a rare interview to launch a defence of the Catholic Church’s … Continue reading

Posted in complaints rorts and rip=offs, News and politics, opinion, Religion and Superstition | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Science Friction

Among the movies Kane dropped around was a copy of Thrive. I saw the name Deepak Chopra associated with it, and was immediately suspicious.  I looked it up on IMDB. What I learned was enough to make me decide not … Continue reading

Posted in Entertainment, History, Movies, Nightmares, opinion, Organizations, Philosophy, Political Correctness, quandaries and Dilemmas, Religion and Superstition, Science | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lost Civilisation

Friends tell me it is time I moved back to civilisation.  I would move to civilisation in a trice if I knew where it was…

Posted in Autobiography, Communication and language, Folklore, Humour, Life, don't talk to me about life!, Lifestyle, News and politics, opinion, Photography, Poetry, Political Correctness, Travel | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Ad Serving

The Internet thinks it knows me.  I check out a couple of motorcycle sites and the advertising to which they decide to expose me suddenly becomes filled with –  not ads for bikes (they clearly assume,  correctly, I already have … Continue reading

Posted in Animal Husbandry, Camping, Computers and Internet, Entertainment, Family, Humour, Life, don't talk to me about life!, Lifestyle, Motorbikes, opinion, Relationships, Scams, Sheep | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments