Authenticity in social media and the question of “to share, or not to share?” Continue reading The Media A-bomb
If I’m going to gain weight why can’t I choose where? I can see the headlines, “Man gains 6kg on his penis”. If this continues nothing will take me out – not even the tide. Photo by Fabian Blank on Unsplash Continue reading Please sir, can I have some more?
How do we survive our own instincts to be “helicopter parented” by our governments? By realising we are much more resilient than we believe. Continue reading Grit in the Time of Corona.
It always amazes me how people who come into power suddenly know what is better for me than I do. My quote for the day “A censor is someone who gets to watch pornography all day but does not get corrupted, even though he’s certain that you would.” Do not let your right to decide quietly disappear. Continue reading Oh the humanity of it all!
I have just read an article on a woman who reported to the police that she had been been ‘burnt’ in a drug deal when she was sold baking powder and not the crack cocaine she ordered. Police arrived, and lo-and-behold, it was crack cocaine and off to jail she went. I commend her savvy combination of moral fibre and keen intelligence, I’d blame the … Continue reading Yay for stupid!
Peering back into the archive from dating over the decades, it’s amazing how much I have changed. When I was young (and I will use the Star Wars metaphor here) I wanted Princess Leia, would have settled for Han Solo, but ended up with Chewbacca. Then I made the jump to the gay equivalent of light speed . Now, I love me some Wookie, often … Continue reading #StarWars – a true story
Fantastic new research from University of Rochester shows that extrinsic rewards (money, cars, stuff) basically makes us more depressed – it’s called “hedonic adaption”. The research quotes that those focused on the “American dream” are basically the most miserable of all. Happiness = hard, meaningful work on self and social bonds. Either that or poor people are sponsoring the research. Photo by Edu Lauton on Unsplash Continue reading Think on the happiness of this….
The lesson I have learnt from young children is: why be difficult when, with a little effort, you can be impossible. Continue reading Kids!
#Day3 of Khalid Shawwa and my self-imposed isolation. I have decided to return to Facebook while the Corona curve ramps up and post (probably more inane, useless musings to join the turd maelstrom that is social media today) as I feel we are in part social experiment, part apocalypse movie, part sitcom. So, things I have learnt so far: 1.) Instead of doing less work, I am … Continue reading Pandemic Diaries #3