Wednesday, July 16


The following is something that I have had with me for a while. Sharing it here has been on my to-do list for quite some time to it is empowering to finally be getting it done. It was written in May 2007

In the absence of goals and hopes for the future you may well find yourself floating aimlessly through life without ever getting anywhere or achieving anything. Leaving you much like a blank piece of paper being blown away by the wind.

This beautiful quote was penned by yours truly way back in October 2005. A good 18 months prior to today. The next words are as follows Hence I have decided that I will actively attempt to decide on some goals and then work towards achieving the chosen goals" Obviously that never happened.

While much has occurred since then and life has been amazingly enjoyable there has certainly not been any specific goals that I have set and then actively worked towards achieving!

Now as I sit here in 2008, another 12 months on, I can honestly say that not much has still changed! Sure I still think it is important to have goals, and even though I may have managed to set a few, I don't think it is fair to say I really embraced the notion in the true sense it was intended!

Live and learn hey?

Well at least that is the theory, I seem to have no dramas with the theory side of anything, it is just the practice that I fall short on

Thursday, July 10

The Internet

The Internet has provided the world with a great many things. Ebay, Facebook, and instant access to a vast array of knowledge and information, to name but a few. Then there is the communication aspect and the ability to interact without intimidation. Which is where my discussion brings me today.

Instant messaging has brought to the world free and instant interaction between people despite what ever distance may or may not keep them apart. Families and loved ones can now stay in touch at the press of a button, while new friends are only a click away.

Virtual worlds now exist where strangers and friends can gather together and escape the harsh realities of life. Fantasies can be created and played out from the safety of a keyboard. Seemingly harmless remarks, jokes and comments can be made, their innuendo and true meaning free to fly around cyberspace and unknown to the outside world.

Endless hours are spent 'chatting' without words actually being said. Husbands, wives and children can all be forgotten as the perils of daily life fades away to be replaced with whatever it is that takes your fancy.

So this brings me to the question "Where is the line in the virtual world and how do you know when you have passed it?" For those who have not quite caught my drift yet I am of course referring to cyber sex or even on a lower level cyber flirting.

It easy enough to do and often occurs without much thought. It seems risk free and is not frowned upon nearly as much as cheating in the real world but does this make it ok? There is no physical contact taking place, no penetration or kisses exchanged only words and feelings

Wednesday, July 2

Gone but not forgotten!

Terrible isn't it?

It is over a week since I last posted. I would like to say that this is because I have been busy finishing the final pages of my soon to be released novel, but unfortunately this is not the case. Come to think of it actually the novel isn't really soon to be released either. Nor is it even near having the final pages written. Oh well!

So what have I been doing I here you ask. I have been wasting time. Yes, sad but very, very true. Any motivation or inspiration that may have existed in me at some point in time has drained away. I have been sucked dry by the mind numbing and highly addictive game of PackRat. It is not even mentally challenging yet I am drawn to much like a bug is drawn to a bright light. In some ways I even think that the effect is the same! None the less I can't seem to tear myself away.