I have taken up writing in my retirement; more for a desire to write than for the money. At age 77, I have long been a writer of letters to the editor, to politicians, and various publications.
Home Sweet Home?
In my twenties I moved away from home, a long way away Across the ocean, but not planning to stay Why did you leave New Zealand? Was it a task?
Me, Warren And A Tricycle
My very first friend in life was Warren. Warren was something of a daredevil, unlike me. His family lived three houses along from my family and we became friends around the age of three.
We Are Screwed - Or Are We?
Humans first appeared on the earth scene around 7 million years ago, give or take. This is when early humans along with the chimpanzee, diverged from a common ancestor. In these past million of years, there have been approximately 26 different humanoid groups living and dying off at various times. We, homo sapiens, are the survivors. Our nearest cousins, the chimps are still here but only at our leaving.
A Message To Pass To The Anti's
Back in 1968, an international law was created mandating seat belts on airplanes. If you don't like wearing a seatbelt and refuse to abide by the seatbelt rule, you do not fly. It is as simple as that.
A Most Amazing 500 Year Social Experiment
Five hundred years ago in the little town of Augsburg in Germany, back in 1521, Jakob Fuggera a wealthy resident who built his wealth in the banking industry, created and funded a social housing complex. He named the project Fuggerei as a home for the city's most destitute and poorest workers of the Catholic faith. He had long dreamt of a housing community where residents would have a low-cost home and live debt-free, while still being an integral part of the community.
Boneheads, Knuckle Heads and Generally stupid People
There are many, many adults of all ages who live on this beautiful little blue planet who still believe in the Easter bunny, Santa Claus, John F. Kennedy was assassinated by the CIA and COVID 19 is a hoax and was created by the Chinese to subjugate the rest of the world.
Smartphones Are Not Smart
Smartphones are not smart. They are dumb. All they are, are portable phones with various applications built-in, most of which we don't need. There is nothing smart about them at all. They have to be programmed to provide the services to us that we use them for. The actual definition of smart is: “having or showing a quick-witted intelligence”.
Fighting and Battling Climate Change
Why do politicians use such words as "fight" and "battle" when it comes to overturning the ravages of the decades of neglect of the earth's biosphere? Are they speaking without thinking as many politicians seem to do or do they really think they are fighting and battling? The words fighting and battling are nonsense phrases in the context of the climate. In other words, bullshit. Mean nothing talk. Empty rhetoric.