A Horror Story For Aspiring Authors

The Potential Horrors Lurking In The Publishing Process I have just scared myself half to death by reading a book. No, it’s not a book from the horror section; the book is entitled “How to Get Published: Secrets from the Inside”. As I interpret it in my very delicate state of a morbid fear of […]

Living A Maverick Life

How Should We Live Our Lives? The vast majority of people (maybe us) meander through life in a more or less robotic state. As this is a fate that awaits any of us at any time I will use the term us. Little that is done contributes to a general purpose of existence, but instead […]

Feeling Alone in a Crowd

I am probably not alone in spending the majority of my life believing myself ordinary and unexceptional and as such with nothing of interest to say to people on how they may live their lives. Retrospectively I have always had this feeling of never really belonging in groups and a feeling of being the odd […]

Online Bullying – An Egoic Mind Tactic

TRUE PROGRESS BEGINS WHEN THE EGO FADES There seems to be a belief that discussions need to have a winner and a loser. Added to that seems to be the belief that within any topic that there is only one universal truth for everyone and people with opinions not matching the most aggressive participant’s opinions […]

Fitness in the 1970’s

Auto-ethnography – written 2010 Gary Walsh (60) – married to Julie 37 years – 3 children – 4 grandchildren. Gary – Born 1959 – in Luton, an industrial town, to an Irish father and a Lutonian mother with one older sister. Luton’s main industry was Vauxhall motors and associated businesses at this time.  As a […]

A Question About Marriage

The Question – As a married person would you get married again given your time over? PART 1 – Why Marriage is Convenient for Social Control. Selfish Philanthropy. “There is much too much sugar and sorcery in those feelings of ‘for others’, of ‘not for me’, for one not to have to become doubly distrustful […]

is ‘Normal’ A Social Control Weapon?

One of the many reasons and justifications are given for why social control via weapons such as the “norm” is needed is to control individual behaviour, as every person in families and society possess different types of attitude, thinking, ideologies and behaviour patterns.  Therefore, the chances of clashing with others are greater. Weapons of social […]

Someday everything will make perfect sense. So, for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears and remember everything happens for a reason.

“The root of human conflict at every level is almost everyone chooses one side and refuses to see the opposite.“ -Adam- The Flexarian Way Why are so many of us so fixed in our opinions and behaviours even when neither our ideas nor actions are serving us or the greater good the way we would […]