OMG: where did the year go?

By Monday, December 5, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 2

Here we are again – December has arrived and Christmas is less than three weeks away. Despite my best intentions; I will need to complete all my Christmas shopping in the worst two shopping weeks of the year. It will be chaotic and crowded. And because I reside on the Gold ...

Disruption, or distraction?

By Thursday, November 24, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 3

It is amazing to look back and see the way in which the meaning of words has changed over the years. Remember when ‘grass’ was something we mowed every Saturday morning? Now the expression is equally at home describing an illicit-mind altering substance that is smoked. And of course ‘viral’ used to ...

Are you prepared?

By Wednesday, November 16, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 5

In 1990 my dad passed away two weeks before his 62nd birthday – I was 34. I was not close to my dad and I had not lived at home for over 16 years. However; I do remember that I was shocked and upset (which is to be expected). The ...

Can you lose your adaptability?

By Tuesday, October 11, 2016 1 No tags Permalink 4

The simple definition of ‘adaptable’; the ability to adjust oneself readily to different conditions and circumstances. My observation in others, as well as myself, is that as we grow older our ability to cope with change becomes more difficult and paralyzing. My understanding of new technology is very limited. I still buy ...

The Olympics: how good are we?

By Tuesday, August 16, 2016 1 No tags Permalink 4

Like the majority of Australians at the moment – I have caught a fever which mysteriously flares up once every four years. This particular fever can be identified when the person exhibits the following symptoms over a two week period. The person will sweat, cry, show signs of Tourette Syndrome with the ...

 

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