Category Archives: Diary of happenings

The Death of a Garden Tree

This morning three men came and cut down the tree which had been growing in the garden behind our back fence.   It had been a magnificent tree.  It branches had spread wide and it all but filled the rear of … Continue reading

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So there are people reading my stuff!

It’s gratifying to know that at least a few people are actually reading and getting something positive out of the essays I place on my Hubpages site.  Looking at the latest statistics (24/4/14) it appears that I’m getting around 500 to … Continue reading

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Dr. Wayne W Dyer’s “I Can See Clearly Now”

I am at about half-way through Wayne Dyer’s autobiography, “I Can See Clearly Now,” and I must admit I’m gaining a lot of insights through reading it.   I’ve read quite a number of his earlier works including Your Erroneous Zones, … Continue reading

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Carrot and Stick

Earlier this afternoon, as I was having a coffee at my usual coffee shop, I could not help overhearing a conversation – a very angry conversation – between two young women.  One, it seemed, was the owner (or part owner … Continue reading

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Practice makes perfect if we keep on practising

Last night I attended my eldest grandson’s birthday party and had the pleasure of listening to his younger brother and sister play a few tunes on their clarinets.   How they have improved!   It seems like only yesterday little Caty was … Continue reading

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Location – location!

A few minutes ago I was talking with my sister, Sophie, on the telephone.  She brought my attention to something she’d seen on the Internet: the old home that my paternal grandparents lived in in London, England was up for … Continue reading

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Who and what we are – Jill Bolte Taylor

I just watched Jill Bolte Taylor’s TED Talk, ‘Stroke of Insight’ for about the seventh time – though I haven’t viewed it for a year or more.   What a talk! This must be one of the most profound presentations of all … Continue reading

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A ‘wheel-chair- audience at Northcott

Through a member at Parramatta Midday Toastmasters’ Club (a club at which I’m also a member) it was arranged some time ago that I present some of my stories to the clients at Northcott, Parramatta.  Northcott is an organization which … Continue reading

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Violence against property

On getting off my bus at my usual bus stop I immediately noticed that every panel of glass at the bus stop was broken; shards of glass lay everwhere.  My immediate thought was “What is it that fills some people … Continue reading

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The Polarities of Soul

There are only two infinite polarities and they are Love and Fear.  All of us are placed somewhere between these two.   Total, infinite, unconditional love of a kind so magnificent that we cannot comprehend it, lies in one direciton.  In … Continue reading

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