Struggling with the Demon of Doubt

 “There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt.Doubt separates people.It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations.It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.” ― Siddhārtha GautamaHe comes in through the main entrance to your mind, the one marked “Doorway of Love”. The [...]

By |2017-12-20T14:57:56+00:00January 3rd, 2012|Being Yourself, Confidence, Poetry|1 Comment

Adilio and Zouk

I love dancing. I am a fan of zouk, a new latino dance that is sweeping the world. Last week I was fortunate to meet Adilio Porto, the Brazilian choreographer and dancer who created zouk. This music piece I composed and played in a Zouk style! Enjoy! On Saturday night, for [...]

By |2017-12-20T14:57:59+00:00December 5th, 2011|Being Yourself, Confidence, Music, Relationships, Virtues|1 Comment


What, you ask, is “tirement”? Fair question. It is where retirement came from. You know , if you re- something, you must have already done it.. Like “do” and redo, connect, and reconnect… Tirement and retirement! 🙂 It is like you were meant to be tired, I guess from work. So when retirement comes along [...]

By |2017-12-20T14:57:59+00:00December 4th, 2011|Confidence, Humour, Joy, Poetry|0 Comments

What stops us flapping?

“Never regret thy fall, O Icarus of the fearless flight For the greatest tragedy of them all Is never to feel the burning light. ” ― Oscar WildeI want to dance. “What stops you?” I believe within myself that I should… that I should so many things… “What stops you?” I will carry on the [...]

By |2017-12-20T14:58:03+00:00November 30th, 2011|Being Yourself, Confidence, Poetry|1 Comment

Updating Ben Franklin

You may well have heard of Benjamin Franklin, he was very influential as a writer and statesman in the 1700s, mainly in the USA and France. He wrote a series of blogs (ok, ok, not really blogs, but printed sheets that were handed out on the street-ernet for 1c) which were extremely popular. His blogging [...]

By |2017-12-20T14:58:03+00:00November 27th, 2011|Being Yourself, Confidence, Poetry, Virtues|0 Comments

Finding the way home

My grandson Aiden and I enjoy riding bicycles together, especially in the early summer days, with the fresh eucalyptus scent in the air, and the bright sun on our back.  Aiden lacks confidence with directions, so I have recently been teaching him how to navigate by looking at where the sun is in the sky. [...]

By |2017-12-20T14:58:03+00:00November 24th, 2011|Being Yourself, Confidence, Peace, Relationships|2 Comments

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