She’ll Be Apples

Colloquial Australian for everything will be all right.




Don’t Fence Me In

One of my pet hates is the increase of tall fences in suburbia. Blocking out the neighbours and social contact and reducing visibility between properties reduces security. These barricades between properties may actually do the reverse of what they purportedly are supposed to do. Go figure, I understand if you neighbours are truly detestable you may want a tall fence, but good suburbs are made up of socialising within the neighbourhood and everybody keeping an eye out for each other.

The Self Importance of the Driver

This topic of how important drivers (self included) become when behind the wheel. For some reason it seems the gas guzzling, air-conditioned, maintenance demanding transport device has taken precedence over all other healthier and less polluting forms of transport.

And then to see the very cars pull in to Maccas just leaves me confused.

A Fool and his Money will soon be Parted.

The title is an old message originating a long time ago and expressed in Proverb 21:20,  The wise store up choice food and olive oil,but fools gulp theirs down.

I will not start spouting proverbs but it does show this has been around for along time. However I think it is some kind of educational tale rather than the mantra of consumerism. It has become something of a justification for unscrupulous people to take advantage of the gullible.

So many of us have become the fool. Enslaved by advertising, consumerism and credit.

Merry Xmas.


Uphill Battle

This post takes the mythological Greek character  Sisyphus  who was basically made to push a rock up a hill only to see it role back down for being so self important. These days the self important that we keep voting into government, or support through consumerism delegate the job to the ordinary person. Of course they have tweeted the model so everyone gets to feel they have had a little win every now and then just to keep the rocks rolling.




There is a lot of resentment and disillusionment in the world today and the dream of societies working together for the greater good seems to be giving way to an insular , walled in approach, defined by fear and insecurity.

So this more philosophical year of my life begins with the idea of lost hope while I search for ways to find new hope. But all in good humour, Life is good. It could always be little better.