I'm no expert but...

Seriously, I'm no expert, but I do have an opinion. And if I don't know what I'm talking about then I make it up. We all have a perspective to share and this little piece of the internet is mine.
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Sid and Essie

On this day 35 years ago my grandfather, Sid Sperling, departed this earth. He left behind a loving family, many great memories and an indelible mark on those that knew and loved him. He lived a full and happy life. Along with my grandmother, Essie, a strong bond was created with each of their 11 read more…

Matrix Meditation

Spoiler Alert: If you have never seen the matrix, be warned the following piece describes pivotal scenes. There is a moment towards the end of the Matrix that I find compelling to contemplate. Inside the Matrix, Neo collapses after being showered in bullets. His body in the real world flatlines and it appears that he read more…

Unexpected whale of a time

I like a morning walk. Most days I get up with the sunrise or just before and start the day with a brisk walk. My regular walking track is along parts of the Cooks River. It’s not the cleanest of systems but there’s something to be gained from walking along its paths, listening to the read more…

Is there anybody out there?

I’m a regular listener to podcast ‘This American Life’. This week featured three acts about loneliness and while all three have great merit for very different reasons, I want to tell you about the first one by producer David Kestenbaum. You see Kestenbaum was feeling sad, I mean really sad, because of Fermi’s Paradox. The read more…

Rational thought and a warm bath

One of my earliest memories is of the thought of my own mortality. The pink tiles in the upstairs bathroom, glistening from the steam of the bath, breathing in the hot air, feeling the warm water on my skin. Then goosebumps rising quickly as I’m lifted from the water and covered in a towel. Patted read more…