Monday, 22 August 2016

Often a good move

Often it can be a good move to forgive a person;
even if that person does not deserve forgiveness;
as forgiving that person can bring you PEACE.

The above is a good quote,
but as another song goes:

Easy to forgive,
Harder to forget.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Easy to forget.........

It is easy to forget that not all Arabs are Muslims; and most Muslims are not Arabs.

But in Australia, most Muslims are of of Arab background.

I do believe islamophobia (sp?) is real.

It is rational to fear terrorism.
It is not rational to fear all or most Arabs or all or most Muslims.

At different times in my life I have known and at times been friends with Muslim Australians and people of Christian Arab background etc. For example, once I had a Maronite Lebanese neighbour and friend and a Lebanese Australian Muslim neighbour and friend.

The best cure for islamophobia or irrationally fearing Arabs or people of Arabic background is to get to know and be friendly towards some.

Monday, 8 August 2016


I forget where I first heard:

A man's character is often best shown in the health and wealth of his wife.

A man's spiritual wealth can often be calculated by adding up all the material possessions he does not need.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

My grandfather, WWI and me.

Watching and listening to

"Australia Remembers: Pozieres Centenary Commemoration"

My grandfather, my Father's father, won 4 medals in WWI;
Including, 9th April, 1917, Military Medal and
30th September, 1917, Bar to Military Medal.

In action near PLOEGSTEERT and then later in the second attack at YPRES........and in other action and battles etc

"showed conspicuous gallantry and great coolness under heavy Enemy shell fire..............removed unconscious comrade from danger at great personal risk...........throughout 36 hours, throughout the whole time he displayed the greatest coolness and devotion to duty, and an absolute disregard of personal safety...."

And even more in Commonwealth Gazette 1917 and 1918......

Yet me, one of his grandsons, gets nervous and anxious, while periods clean and sober, having to stand and speak for approx 5 minutes in front of 10 to 20 mostly bored and indifferent alcoholics and addicts, at times going back to 1987.

Sky rocket

Sky rocket in flight!

Afternoon delight!

Was....was, was

Repeated at midnight!!

Saturday, 23 July 2016


It is written that God says: those that honour Me, I will honour.

Friday, 22 July 2016

Wisdom in 4 words

Or wisdom 101

Or wisdom in a nutshell

Or wisdom for dummies.

Wisdom = learning from your mistakes.

PS or: reflecting on your mistakes.

But that is 8 words, sort of...

4 plus 4 = 8.

As simple as that.

Learning from and reflecting on your mistakes.

A very lucky 7 words.

When put into action; as in, shown in your actions.