Month: March 2015

Creating characters – just for fun :-)

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creativity / Writing

I go to a creative writing group every other Monday afternoon. We were to develop two characters and then arrange for them to meet. I was given a door-to-door sales rep and a story-teller and they were to meet at the races. I really enjoyed developing the characters while considering the following: sex, detailed appearance and age ancestry likes and dislikes interests strengths and weaknesses desires, secrets and fears where they were born, had lived […]

Life wasn’t meant to be easy – who said that?

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Originally posted on <a href="https://allaboutwordswa.com/2012/11/25/life-wasnt-meant-to-be-easy-who-said-that">Welcome to allaboutwordswa!</a>: <br />“The 1975 Australian constitutional crisis (sometimes called “the Dismissal“) has been described as the greatest political crisis and constitutional crisis in Australia’s history. It culminated on 11 November 1975 with the removal of the Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam  (elected in 1972) of the Australian Labor Party (ALP), by Governor-General Sir John Kerr. Kerr then appointed the Leader of the Opposition, Malcolm Fraser, as caretakerPrime Minister. When the Prime Minister,…

Philosophy

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Philosophy / Wisdom

ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER When I first read philosophy over ten years ago I felt reassured that many of the thoughts, hopes and fears I had were common to many. I think Arthur Schopenhauer captures some of the deepest and bleakest aspects of the human experience. I was going through a tough time around then and found some comfort in his words. If you are interested in reading philosophy, I highly recommend a book by Alain de […]

A clumsy jump into retirement

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Acceptance / encore / Health / Holidays

The post below was written for an exercise in my creative writing class. I can’t do it any longer. It will kill me if I keep going. After all, it is only a job and there must be more to life than going through the motions and playing the games. The pay and conditions are good but they don’t make up for the emptiness of the soul in doing something that no-one cares about. The […]

What do you do when you are bored?

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So, boredom – what is it? I rarely say that I am bored as there are so many options of what to do. But there are some days that I don’t feel inclined towards any of my options. Recently I have brought together a small group of people around my age who are no longer working full-time. Last week we talked about what we hoped to do in retirement or semi-retirement and then reflected on […]