Category Archives: philosophy

Robinson.

My mothers maiden name was Robinson. This is of no real consequence except that to people stranded on desert islands the name may have some significance. People stranded on desert islands need a certain approach to life if survival is … Continue reading

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Dilemmas and dreams.

I haven’t posted for some time, the reason being that my positiveness has been escaping me. Its probably not a great idea to write stuff like blogs on the subject under consideration whilst down, in the same way its usually … Continue reading

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A Lifetime?

What is a lifetime? Is it a set number of years the statisticians use to measure a period in history? ….. or is it a flexible period of time we use to denote  lengthy periods in our lives? Or – … Continue reading

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The importance of being alive.

I read an article today in the online journal “The Atlantic”. Interestingly it was (re)posted by an ex primary school student of mine who has just received her PhD in Psychology from Cambridge University (OMG ….. where did the time … Continue reading

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Time and tide ………..

………. wait for no man. (Geoffrey Chaucer). This fact is as relevant today as it was when King Canute commanded the waves to retreat as a demonstration of his omnipotence….. “Canute began by being a Bad King on the advice … Continue reading

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Regrets and mistakes ………

…….. are memories made. When the moment comes for us to die, all we really have is our memories, memories created over a lifetime. A lifetime of decisions made, interactions with  people, and choices which have forged the ongoing  course … Continue reading

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The real killer.

I have formed a belief over the years that the main problem in maintaining health is stress. Stress is often called “The silent killer.” I believe this to be true, and I, like many countless people over time have sought … Continue reading

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“What defines your future?’

Last evening I went to a graduation ceremony at the University of Western Australia – UWA. My stepson was being awarded his BSc (biomedical science), and it was a grand, proud occasion for Mairi and I as well as the … Continue reading

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In built obselescence.

Yesterday I went to the Apple shop in Perth – always a fun experience – and I bought a new computer. I did this because my old one (four years old!!) is slow, and often reluctant to perform many of … Continue reading

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Today the sun is shining.

It’s a funny thing. I have always been an avid reader and user of “philosophising”. I read internet ‘quote sites’ and pick out quotes I really like, and which often inspire me, sometimes posting them on facebook. When I was … Continue reading

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