Austria… its just very Austrian!

Okay, it's also a bit "Sound of Music" and generally very Alpine but it's also very self-confidently Austrian. They have a national culture, character, cuisine which they completely embrace. Seriously they DO wear lederhosen, and not just for the tourists. They play long alpine horns (and cow bells) as musical entertainment and every single house... Continue Reading →

Never Let Me Go

Book review Published 2005 and the film came out in 2010 so forgive slight plot spoiler in this reflection (about content not ending). What does it mean to be human? If we had to prove that we had souls, what evidence would suffice? Would it be the capacity to appreciate all create art, beauty, poetry?... Continue Reading →

Confirm Humanity?

Does anyone else think this is a very strange question? Am I the only one who longs to reply 'No, I'm actually an alien from the planet Zorg"? Of course, I get it. I am simply being required to confirm I am not a robot or a computer programme. But surely 'ticking a box' is... Continue Reading →

When love isn’t enough…

What do you do when someone you love refuses to change or seems incapable of change? When their life seems hopeless or helpless and they seem utterly incapable of doing anything about it?  If you love them you want to 'fix them', right? But here's the thing: love isn't enough to fix anybody. Or is... Continue Reading →

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