The Kookaburra Moment Part III (Final) - This Wednesday’s literature extract resumes from Part 2: I realise that all things good about myself are not in me but others close to me. After a while Susan wandered over.She opened the door and wiped a tear from my…
The Kookaburra Moment Part II - This Wednesday’s literature extract resumes from where Part 1 left us: Susan and I peered from inside, praying the kookaburra didn’t fly away. I looked at Susan as she smeared her hand across her mouth in a vain attempt to…
The Kookaburra Moment Part 1 - Susan loved eating fresh barbecued fish, but the thought of having bones wedged down my throat meant I couldn’t last the meal. But I delighted in watching Susan munching the tailor flesh like a primeval woman at the mouth of…
Learning a Second Language and AnkiDroid - If I remember rightly the three principal components I highlighted as integral to learning a second language were as follows: Establishing Key relationship connections in the second language Receiving sufficient comprehensible input, and Immersing oneself into the culture and creating…
‘We require more Mindfulness and Discipline’ – Daniel Schmachtenber - Don’t skip this post or you will miss a great Poem. I wrote in a previous post that my favourite philosophical debate was Sam Harris and Jordan Peterson arguing ‘What is True’. Since its release it has become widely recognised…
Full Index – ‘Reflections’ posts
- The Kookaburra Moment Part III (Final)
- The Kookaburra Moment Part II
- The Kookaburra Moment Part 1
- Learning a Second Language and AnkiDroid
- ‘We require more Mindfulness and Discipline’ – Daniel Schmachtenber
- The Hugh Jackman Interview on the Tim Ferriss podcast
- 7/12 – 13/12/20 incl. Vaccines, Typewriters and the Past
- Darkhorse Podcast 41 – The price to be paid for not raising a Fist
- The Last Words – “Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.”
- 23/06 – 29/06/20 incl. Science, Babies, Lighthouses and Cops
- ANZAC Day in Australia and memories of my Father.
- Finding a sense of calmness and purposefulness during the Pandemic COVID-19
- Day 6 Quarantine in Bogotá (Managing our Emotions and Aeterna)
- The Small One – A Christmas Story (Bing Crosby)
- Phar Lap (1983) – Simon Wincer (Friday’s finest)
- ‘Walk Star Shares His Successes’ – Hawkesbury Gazette
- 12/11 – 18/11 incl. Meaning of life, Saints, Influencers and Virgins
- Camino Real (Royal Road) – The road between Barichara and Guane
- Afterglow (2006) – INXS
- Near death and contemplation of God from Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe
- Glad Wrap and other ‘Broken Shoelace’ events
- Blue Skies Have Returned to Bogotá – 27th of June 2019
- The Happy Prince – Oscar Wilde (adapted and directed by Orson Welles)
- 11.00 am ANZAC day 2003
- Tarot Suite – Mike Batt and Friends (1979)
- The Puss’ Bus is for Us
- ‘Watching (yourself) like you are a snake’
- Murky Waters
- The Tattoo
- My Family Cartoon
- Chomsky on Žižek and Peterson’s ‘Logos’ and ‘I act as if God exists’.
- The Political Compass Test. Where do you sit on the Political Spectrum?
- Roma – A Latino Cinematic Masterpiece (2018)
- Do you believe in Santa Claus?
- What happened to the political left and why I bailed out?
- Ezra Klein, a rational or irrational lefty?
- What is True? The most provocative yet necessary philosophical debate of our time?
- Reflections on The World’s Toughest Man – David Goggins
- Overlooking the Observer – What Buddhism seeks to address
- Is the Intellectual Dark Web starting to eat its own?
- Colombian Police are just doing their Job
- The Screen
- Becoming rich and successful
- The Magazine
- The Pamphlets
- The Wonder Years and ‘Catch The Wind’
- The Telegram
- The 20c Lolly Packet
- Trax boy and now ain’t dat a man!
- North Brother Mountain