10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #84

I hope this edition of 10 things takes you into a sparkling lunar landscape of soaring birds and long-lost but loving fireflies, that’s what anybody would want or need in life…enjoy edition #84. ‘Tawai’ Dreamy, jazzy intelligent Drum N’Bass by Džiunglių Dvasios Here is some cruisy, uplifting drum and bass by one of my favouriteContinue reading “10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #84”

Comforting Thought: there is joy to be found in being really bad at something

Here’s a great quote from the inspiring, wise and enriching book by Mary McEvoy ‘Ordinary Beauty’. Revel in your mediocrity at doing certain things! There is a joy to be had at being really bad at something. I love to draw and paint. I am a terrible artist. I made one mistake however. In anContinue reading “Comforting Thought: there is joy to be found in being really bad at something”

Ancient Words of the Day: Week Days

Why are there seven days in a week? A week is a cycle of seven numbered or named days most likely due to the Jewish calendar. However things get complicated as early medieval Europe inherited the idea of the week from imperial Rome, via Christianity. Name days are similar across all European languages: English, German,Continue reading “Ancient Words of the Day: Week Days”

Comforting Thought: The mirror is trying to mirror and become aware of itself

Why is it that we in the modern West seem to know so much about the Cosmos but very little about consciousness? I think the answer is simple. The material cosmos is studied as a collection of observed objects “out there.” These objects in space are measured, and their behaviour can often be controlled andContinue reading “Comforting Thought: The mirror is trying to mirror and become aware of itself”

Book Review: Islands of Mercy by Rose Tremain

Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Islands of Mercy is a masterful book by the author of other historical fiction classics such as Restoration, Music and Silence and Merival. I have loved all of these books so I had a feeling (and rightfully so) that I would really enjoy this book. Set in Victorian eraContinue reading “Book Review: Islands of Mercy by Rose Tremain”

10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #83

Welcome to the cosy cabin of your collective fantasies, featuring Aphex Twin’s serene ambient music, snow globe creatures encased in pure sugar and a softly-spoken Japanese woman whispering compliments to you, frozen ghost apples, post-partum pomeranians, African samurais and more. It’s edition #83…indulge it’s sugar-free and palm oil free. Richard D James AKA Aphex TwinContinue reading “10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #83”

Comforting Thought: You are not too reflective or too quiet – you are just a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)

In our culture, we are not just a minority, but one that is considered to be far from the ideal. It might seem that we need to go to the other end, from feeling weak, flawed and victimised to feeling strong and superior. I consider this to be a necessary compensation. But for many HSPs,Continue reading “Comforting Thought: You are not too reflective or too quiet – you are just a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)”

Ancient Word of the Day: Gibbon / Kebong

The word gibbon entered European languages through French in the 18th century. The French adopted it from the Malay word, kebon. However etymological research shows this Malay word originally came from a group of languages called Northern Aslian, spoken by indigenous communities in peninsular Malaysia. In Northern Aslian, it was probably pronounced kebong. Gibbons are a type of apeContinue reading “Ancient Word of the Day: Gibbon / Kebong”

Comforting Thought: A changing clothesline

Taken from a short and sweet book of insights about life, love and loss by Mary McEvoy… As life goes on, the clothesline diminishes again, families part, spouses leave or die. The clothesline now displays a gender specific wardrobe of perhaps an adventurous widow, or an ordered man on his own in neat contentment. IContinue reading “Comforting Thought: A changing clothesline”

10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #82

This week we learn how to love ourselves for being neurodiverse, we visit a cosy Tasmanian cottage, chomp down on a calming train ticket, enjoy a cute Polish claymation and hear some medieval Japanese tidbits of wisdom. Jump on cowboys and cowgirls we’re riding side-saddle through your imagination. Learning and seeing the world differently comesContinue reading “10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #82”