“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi Continue reading “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” – Albert Einstein Continue reading “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” – Albert Einstein
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 ?
I believe hard work is important in life, for many reasons, foremost of which is that we’re taking responsibility for ourselves, our lives and our loved ones. Additional benefits are sense of purpose and achievement. It’s what I call “doing”. Continue reading Being Versus Doing – Unblocking Creative Block
It’s amazing how Dilemmas can sometimes resolve themselves either by just making a decision, or “phone a friend”. In my case of the WordPress vs Lightroom plugin dilemma that I blogged about, a little bit of both solutions wise. First … Continue reading Dilemmas Solved … What’s Next
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
I love to pioneer and do things which “can’t be done”, today’s research was into the fascinating world of artificial intelligence, for a top secret project I’ve had in mind for a while. Continue reading Jam’s Done … And Then Onto Dilemmas
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 we every actually just writing for ourselves, and if so why bother sharing it ? Why not just keep those words, concepts, thoughts, dreams and imaginations in our own mind and body ? Continue reading 30 Minutes To Blog
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 ?
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 …
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 ?
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 ?
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
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
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
Came through in my search engine terms … I dunno what it means, so it can mean whatever you want it to ! What A Man Want? … What do you think ? Cheers Don Charisma Resources & Sources Photos … Continue reading What A Man Want? – Don Charisma’s Opinion
One of the most memorable lines from “The Interview”, which I have to say, even with a British sense of humour, was a movie that made me laugh. Humour can make even the most serious topics bearable ! Beyond the … Continue reading You Hate Us Cause You Anus – Don Charisma’s Opinion
Do we visit blogs to be enlightened ? To be entertained, delighted, surprised, amazed or aroused ? To promote yourself ? To make a connection with another human being ? To make friends ? Because it’s the same old shit … Continue reading Why Visit A Blog ? – Don Charisma’s Opinion
I’m curious due to occasional comments I get on the famous people’s quotes that I post, where people seem more concerned with discussing the person, than what the person actually said … Do we judge first and listen later, or … Continue reading When Did We Stop Listening To People’s Words And Listen To Their Reputations Instead ?
A friend and reader came up with this question, which I didn’t have an autopilot reply for, so the “question de jour” : Are Innocence And Ignorance The Same ? Cheers Don Charisma Resources & Sources Photos courtesy of Pixabay … Continue reading Are Innocence And Ignorance The Same ?
“Some stories are just too true to tell” – Probably my favorite line from this movie. What a great movie, about truth, and the rollercoaster one man puts himself on in the search for and attempting to tell it …
AND not just a couple of foreign journalists in a far away place – Kill The Messenger is set in the US …
Before the illiterate get their knickers in twist – “nag” NOT “you are a nag” … aka – the art of complaining persistently until you get your own way … Google says this about nagging : nag1 naɡ/ verb verb: … Continue reading Women – Do You Nag Your Boyfriend/Husband/Cat/Imaginary Friend ?
Or “How To Be Kind And Wise At The Same Time” I’m writing this as a follow on from a conversation with my friend Irene, which was sparked by “STOP Caring What Others Think (So Much)” I used to have … Continue reading When “Cruelty” IS Kind, And Charity Isn’t a Kindness
Have you often pondered this very deep question ? I know I haven’t, but it seems according to what Google send me – that someone does, and I have no clue what the answer is … So, over to you … Continue reading How Much Do Love Spells Cost ? – Don Charisma’s Opinion
In follow up to my post today “THIS IS A SAD DAY FOR BLOGGING” – It seem there’s a small contingent who like to go around calling bloggers like Jason Cushman – “Spam Follower” or “Spam Liker”. Because in their … Continue reading Who’s Next ? – Spammy Little Name Callers – WordPress.com Censorship
Globalization or globalisation as we say in the Queen’s English. Is it the WORST thing to happen to planet or a really GOOD thing ? The term globalization is becoming increasingly common around the world. For some it represents the future and … Continue reading Globalization – Good, Bad Or Ugly ?
No preamble today … an experiment, and one of my new year’s resolutions 😀 “Writing For Publicity Versus Writing For A Purpose” – Discuss … Cheers Don Charisma Resources & Sources Photos courtesy of Pixabay CC0/Public Domain Unless otherwise stated … Continue reading Writing For Publicity Versus Writing For A Purpose
It used to amuse me a lot living in London when I’d meet American visitors, who’d assume that we all speak American-English in UK. “Where’s the Elevator ?” Well, we don’t actually speak American-English, we speak the real original Queen’s … Continue reading You Say Tomay-toe, I Say Tomah-toe
Some writing I connect with, it’s effortless to read, smooth and flowing. It’s almost as if I’m there with the author reading it to me … and not just fiction or poetry, I’ve experienced the same in serious writing too … Continue reading There’s Writers And Then There’s Writers
Where’s a grammar-nazi when you need one ? … certainly I’d like to know what the correct grammatical term for “Men are all the same” is ? … past-participle of a counter-analogy ? reverse-metaphor ? anti-simile ? … no idea, … Continue reading Men Are All The Same
Our lives break sometimes, so much so that things can seem like they’ll never be “good” again. Reminds me of Michael Douglas in “Falling Down” (1993) – “An unemployed defense worker frustrated with the various flaws he sees in society, … Continue reading Falling Down – Is It A Justification For Crime ?
IS it ? IS it really ? … personally I beg to differ, especially since people often misquote and leave out the crucial “The love of” and “all kinds” … Context is often everything, and misquoting is, well, verging on … Continue reading Money Is The Root Of All Evil
I’m pretty young in the scale of things, certainly compared with Sequioa redwood trees – some of whom live into the hundreds, and even thousands of years. I can only wonder at the changes these ancients have seen ! Change … Continue reading Frantic Pace Of Life – Don Charisma’s Opinion
There’s a dude with a parachute, you know the ones they attach to a speedboat … better than sex, hmmm, not sure about parachuting attached a … Continue reading Parachute Beach Sunset Panorama
Probably this is just spam, but I like to keep an open mind … well just a little, I’ve likely made my mind up on the comment I received this morning : I never believed in spell casters until my life … Continue reading “Spell Casters – Do They Really Work ?” – Don Charisma’s Opinion
One clear winter’s day, an Ant dragged out some grains of food to dry in the sun. A hungry Grasshopper passing by asked the Ant to share some of the food. Why do you come to me for food?” asked … Continue reading The Grasshopper And The Ant