Happy new year Continue reading Happy New Year
My local TV station has been showing World Science Festival, TED, and some other science shows. It’s fascinating to hear the accepted theories on how the universe was created, stars, black holes etc. From what I understand our universe is thought to be a little under 14 billion years old, which is a staggering length of time …
Some of the other quantities like the number of stars (10-200 sextillion) and number of planets they think are in our universe are even more vast, so vast in fact it’s pretty challenging to comprehend things like – there are (perhaps) more stars in our universe than grains of sand on all the beaches on earth.
From what I understand, our universe is expanding, has been since the beginning. It’s what scientists call “inflation”. Liking to think beyond what I’m told, I do puzzle about what exactly the universe is expanding into.
Is there simply more “space” which is infinite ?
Or is “space” being created to expand into ?
Or, something else ?
«Experience is the teacher of all things.»
— Julius Caesar Continue reading Experience is the teacher of all things.
A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing. — Emo Philips Continue reading A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.
Leslie’s been a reader and contributor to the Don Charisma blog pretty much I think since she started blogging. She’s always “upbeat” and a talented jazz musician …
Leslie – thanks very much for taking part, I really like what you came up with. And thanks also for being a friend and consistent contributor to the Don Charisma blog. Continue reading Night Markets Of Thailand – Leslie
Right here right now we have a certain variety of tree that is in bloom. There’s a sickly sweet aroma of the nectar in the air … and my eyes hurt, my sinuses are stuffy and my skin’s itchy. Eventually … Continue reading Hay Fever
Thanks to Mike, for this little pearl. He’s said better than I, and much more concisely! Continue reading Are You Stupid ? “You Should Know This”
Are corporations the best structures to be running communities ? Or does that just lead to the corporation promoting their own agendas, like “profit for them first, freedom for community members afterwards” ? Continue reading Should Communities Be Run By Corporations ?
«Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self esteem, first make sure you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.» — Notorious d.e.b., @debihope Resources & Sources Discussing the Divine Comedy with Dante painting by (and © all … Continue reading Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self esteem, first make sure you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.
Ever had one of those conversations where the other person isn’t interested, isn’t present or wilfully continues to ignore what you say in favour of their own opinions and agenda ?
Utterly selfish, a bit narcissistic … or do we all do it sometimes ? Continue reading One Sided Conversations …
As i sit on the warm sand of the beach at dusk, salty sea scented air wafts over my face, carried off the waves by a gentle breeze, squinting out over the ocean at the horizon, i cannot help but feel a mild depression wash over me like the frothing waves lapping at the shoreline beneath me. Continue reading The Sun Will Always Rise – Matt
Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.
Irene has been a long term friend here on WordPress, ever since we bumped into each other via the Harsh Reality blog. Irene blogs about life, family and her beautiful Jewellery designs.
I really enjoyed this piece of writing, Irene, because you said lots of nice things about me, which I’m always happy to hear … Pizza and beer or wine, yeah definitely up for that, it’s “a date”, let me know when you’re flight arrives ! Continue reading Beach Sunset Perfect – Irene
Ever see a fight break out in the street, or a bar ? … sometimes people disperse, but more often than not a group of spectators forms, same as a boxing match or Roman gladiatorial contest … Continue reading Why Are We Attracted To Things We’re Afraid Of ?
What I most love about this is the hairdos ! … and it’s hopelessly catchy … Continue reading ABC
Childhood – some had great ones others had awful ones. Lucky for the lucky ones. But what of those who had a terrible time – bullied or abused, terrorised or a narcissist’s object, unloved or abandoned, and so on ? Is it possible to have a great adulthood, even with a terrible childhood ? Continue reading Does One’s Childhood Determine One’s Adulthood ?
Why ? … Because … why spoil a perfectly good song by letting Pitbulll loose on it ! Continue reading 75 Brazil Street
One of my all time favourites … a soulful classic by the Kind of Soul …
This one came up on my iPod, it’s lovely to listen to the lyrics … and this video on YouTube is one of the best live performances I’ve seen for any musical piece … Cheers Don Charisma Continue reading What A Wonderful World
«Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.»
— Who said that ?
For many years I was led (or misled ?) to believe that our greed in burning fossil fuels (to keep us warm and have light at night ?) and releasing CFCs from Fridges (to prevent our food rotting quickly ?) … Continue reading WTF ? Artic Ice Cap Is Growing NOT Shrinking ? – Don Charisma’s Opinion
Fairly straightforward, Kim Davis was supposed to issue marriage licenses to same-sex marriage couples, as is “the law”, but refused to, due to her personal beliefs being in opposition … now she’s in jail, and refuses to comply …
On visiting a friend and his wife back in London, I was offered some of “Steve’s Sugar” … I said, yeah, sure, why not I don’t know Steve, but if you reckon it’s good stuff I’ll try it … when … Continue reading Steve’s Sugar
Sand writing is fun to do and fun to photograph … I love the little footprint just underneath 🙂 Enjoy 😀 Our fantastic photos are available … Continue reading LOVE FRieND – Sand Writing
I saw this question in the WordPress.com support forums today … no point in posting the link, I reckon the thread will get deleted … however, it is an interesting question … Why Do People Lie ? Cheers Don Charisma … Continue reading Why Do People Lie ? – Don Charisma’s Opinion
It’s Janice’s birthday today … 21 today I think she said … I’m a bit behind at the moment, and she’s been waiting patiently for me to publish her guest post 🙂 This is the final round of guest posts … Continue reading Bikes Of Yore – Janice Wald
I’m often curious as to why sometimes my readers don’t comprehend my quotes the same way that I do. Language, differing cultures and other factors come into play. There’s plenty of interesting conversations I’ve had – “devils advocate” is quite … Continue reading “Creativity means believing you have greatness” – Why ? – Don Charisma’s Prompt
The house always wins … The rich get richer, the poor get poorer … I’m clichés-r-us today 🙂 A quote I posted – I can understand the interpretation of one of my readers, which is that it’s “classist” (in their … Continue reading Take From The Poor To Give To The Rich
I had an interesting discussion about this with a reader recently. I have a tendency to throw random debates out there, because often it’s more than just a couple of randoms who have an opinion … or who’d enjoy discussing … Continue reading Is Greed The Only Thing That Makes Beauty Boring ? – Don Charisma’s Opinion
I just came across this, already over 3000 people have voted … not that I’d want to bias your vote, most of you are capable of making your own choices, but I chose – “No. I hate the new editor. … Continue reading Classic Vs Beep Beep Boop Editor – Poll