11 December 2020

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Meetings, Bloody meetings.

by Philip Smith
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 ...

10 November 2020

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Little things

by Philip Smith
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 ...

1 November 2020

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An interesting riddle in need of a good detective

by Philip Smith
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 the story and the mystery, lo...

10 September 2020

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All words matter

by Philip Smith
Seeking clarity is easier than you think, but not without a bit of effort.                           We live in a world that appears to have lost its marbles, as every day reveals more layers of lies, deception, gigantic eg...

12 July 2020

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Einstein, William of Ockham, Claude-Frédéric Bastiat

by Philip Smith
Lessons from History   "That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach." -  Aldous Huxley I often wonder just what it will take for people, in general, to start paying attention to histo...