Resolve

Posted by Philip Smith on 10 January 2021
Resolve
Words of wisdom from an old friend. Many years ago I met and spent time with some very kind and interesting people. One of them drafted the following document that I am now sharing with you.   When I am beset with fears and my hopes seem far removed, it brings to mind the great  times that have surrendered to me . Often have I pondered what this kind of dwelling that takes me away from depression should be called, and it has presented itself to me under the mantle of &nb...
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Meetings, Bloody meetings.

Posted by Philip Smith on 11 December 2020
Meetings, Bloody meetings.
How acquiescence can make us stupid. For almost a year now we have been subjected to arbitrary rules and regulations. Today we can have 10 people at a funeral, 15 at a wedding but only the bride and groom may dance, 30,000 people at a footy game, cant order a drink at the bar unless you wear a mask, but you can sit down with 2 friends for dinner, providing they have red hair and are left handed. The QLD Chief medical officer admitted, on television, that the footy game, with 30,000 fans...
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Little things

Posted by Philip Smith on 10 November 2020
Little things
Many "experts" urge us to ignoring the small stuff, but maybe some of the "small stuff" really matters.

Last week somebody posted this It grates me the wrong way so hard when I call someone and their receptionist/gate keeper asks if that person was expecting my call. NO NO we do not schedule every brief phone call into our calendars, so at this EXACT moment in time, NO, she is not sitting by the phone waiting for me to call. That's WHY I am calling - to speak to ...
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An interesting riddle in need of a good detective

Posted by Philip Smith on 1 November 2020
An interesting riddle in need of a good detective
My quest in writing this is to find a few "clever detectives" who might be able to cast some light on a riddle. As one gets older, it is easy to forget that happened a long time ago, no matter how strange the event might have been at the time. Here is a story and a mystery, looking for a solution. All suggestions would be hugely appreciated, even if it only shows the creative genius of all the clever people out there.    How the mystery began  - Way back in ...
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Save yourself broke.

Posted by Philip Smith on 10 October 2020
Save yourself broke.
  When "saving" becomes expensive.   There are times when we have to work hard to conserve resources, but there are times when the savings are an illusion and the final cost will far outweigh and short term savings.  Recently I observed this "savings" drive where the final outcome of these "savings" efforts might cost the owner his business.   Early this year a new coffee shop opened not far from where I live. We went there ...
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