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Living or Just Merely Breathing

The movement of the air only becomes visible by the diverted flight of birds and the mating dance of pollen in the air. Then the branches of the trees start to bow and bend respectfully and the fluttering leaves seem joyous to greet the light breeze that brings subtle changes… Changes that are invisible to those who work in offices and contend with traffic jams to stare at bright computer screens till late into the evening – to then contend with traffic jams in their rush to get home and stare at television screens till late into the night. 260 more words

Thoughts And Opinions

Simplify Sunday- Gift Giving

I think it’s safe to say most of us love giving gifts, no? Sure, it can induce stress budgeting for and finding the perfect thing, but there’s nothing like seeing a loved one opening up the perfect gift (my perfect gifts are pictured to your left!). 679 more words

Minimalism

Goodnight sleep tight

You may not meet this moment again

Born into a world that takes to receive

Even the ghosts of the past, now to selfish to disappear… 332 more words

Poetry

More on Sustainability and Political Philosophy

In response to my piece on Sustainability and Political Philosophy, a reader asked me if I’d comment on greed and where it comes from. 233 more words

Sustainability

Valentine's Day Blackmail

Groan, it is almost that time of year again.

Inevitably the world is filling up with exhortations to show your love for the special person in your life by buying them flowers and chocolates, taking them out for a romantic meal or buying them lavish and expensive gifts of jewellery. 464 more words

Rants & Random Musings

February Madness

No. Not this time again.

It is that time of the year – when juniors and seniors in high school mingle with each other and dance the night away in awkwardly-tailored suits and dresses; when couples and would-be couples flock into fancy restaurants, the guys buying bouquets of roses while the ladies reward their suitors or partners with approving smiles, a card in one hand and a box of chocolates or expensive jewelry clutched on the other. 362 more words