Real friends VS fake relationships and the disappointment we face.

Genuine friends are very difficult to find as you age. My close school friend sadly died of heart failure in his sleep with his girlfriend at twenty one. He also had a small hole in his heart. We all new this at school, and it was long before the medical solutions they could offer today. … Continue reading Real friends VS fake relationships and the disappointment we face.

We are all related and Our country is earth!

Equanimity. calmness and composure, especially in a difficult situation. "she accepted both the good and the bad with equanimity" "It's important to notice the development of equanimity around reflection on karma, action of cause and effect. ”I am the owner of my karma, heir to my karma, born of my karma, related to my karma, … Continue reading We are all related and Our country is earth!

How to rebuild from “ Dark days of the soul?”

Some people believe that we have dark days of the soul. What they are saying is at certain points in time everything has collapsed, health, wealth and relationships. These times can shape us or destroy us! From my experiences it’s a dark place and lonely. You really have to dig deep and believe in your … Continue reading How to rebuild from “ Dark days of the soul?”

Where’s my present?

Succinct and truthfully about many people reality’s.

the madman speaks

When she was young, Phyllis was so worried about the future that she couldn’t enjoy the present. Now that she is old, Phyllis is too busy regretting the past to actually enjoy the present.

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The Depiction of Disability and Disease in Fiction

Great blog and some good recommendations…

Dave Astor on Literature

Way back in 2012, I wrote a column for The Huffington Post about disability and disease in literature. I thought I’d revisit that topic today with some relevant novels I’ve read during the seven years since then.

In that blog post for the since-went-downhill HP, I mentioned characters with bodily challenges in novels such as Jane Eyre, Moby-Dick, A Christmas Carol, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Roots, Misery, Treasure Island, Johnny Got His Gun, and the Harry Potter series. I also had this to say about the topic:

“Protagonists with physical issues can be admirable, inspirational, pitiable, embittered, etc. — or a mix of all those things. It’s fascinating for readers to see how a disability affects a character’s psyche and actions, for better or worse. Readers also might wonder what they’d do if they were disabled themselves.”

And of course readers…

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What does The universe, God, gods and the Buddha think of me?

Being 50 now and growing up in the 70s and 80s, I have seen some unimaginable changes. Think back, when I was a kid in Tasmania we had two tv Channels and tv finished at midnight. No Cell phones and I remember when a friend of mine was the first family to get a video … Continue reading What does The universe, God, gods and the Buddha think of me?