Tag: commentary

 

Who is Captain Walker?

This is no ‘reveal’. I’m going to explain why the screen name ‘Captain Walker’. The ‘avatar’ or screen icon in my profile and comments, gives something away – its a small photo of Mel Gibson from a scene in Mad Max – Beyond Thunderdome. Well my nickname used to beRead More

Paying to be ‘me’ – affording our discomforts

It has been rather interesting thinking about this. What is it to be ‘me’? How do I pay for that? What I mean is that each one of us (extrapolating from myself) has a fairly good idea about our likes and dislikes. So we gravitate to certain things, and weRead More

Confused and primitive to the core.

I was motivated to write this having reflected on my interactions with the human species recently. They pride themselves as being several notches above other animals. They have built very large and complicated structures. Their intelligence has allowed them the privilege of creating weapons that could destroy the whole planetRead More

Identifying with the patzer

The dictionary will tell you that ‘patzer’ means ‘amateur chess player’. However in this piece of reflection, I’ll extend it to mean all idiots and the not so intelligent – outside of the game of chess. I’ve been observing a phenomenon, where in general, the amateur finds some degree ofRead More

The definitive idiot’s guide to causing yourself stress and failure.

Yes after years of careful research into the human condition I’ve now come up with the ‘Definitive Idiot’s Guide‘ to causing yourself stress! Well, they say every little helps. I’ve been motivated to write this because I see so many people trying so hard to cause themselves stress, that IRead More

Perceptions of perceptions.

Like huh? Well, one can never be 100% sure what others think of you (i.e. me). People basically don’t tell (by words) all of what they think – for umpteen reasons. So I’ve been asking myself what do others really think of me. I cannot be 100% correct either becauseRead More

Still bewildered

I recently wrote about Disrespect for my Right to Privacy. So a couple days ago I received yet another email. But this one did not disrespect my privacy. Instead it contained the emails of 122 other individuals. [I deviate to explain to the technologically challenged that I did not countRead More

Disregard of my right to privacy…and my time…by my so-called friends

I’ve been fighting a battle with people I know, some who would feel slighted if I did not consider them friends – for the past 7 years. This is what it is about: I inform all who know me not to send my email (or other contact details) out toRead More

What’s a psychiatrist?

Recently I was in the company of a colleague who is a psychiatrist (aka shrink). We were walking into a large supermarket. He’s saying hello to the chap who’s greeting customers. The conversation goes as follows: Chappy: So what if you don’t mind I ask do you do? Shrink: I’mRead More

Judge jailed for telling a lie.

This is an amazing story! STOP EVERYTHING: Don’t go to the toilet..don’t walk that dog…don’t go to the grocery…don’t phone that friend! This is a tragic tale of how a judge of international repute ends up in jail – for attempting to tell a little fib. "Marcus Einfeld, the judgeRead More

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