Category: Author

Is There Any Point to a Poor-Quality Relationship?

Is There Any Point to a Poor-Quality Relationship?

If everyone read “Lying”, a small book, an easy read written by Sam Harris, humanity would be in a better position to thrive.   This is a second post where I refer to “Lying”, one of the best non-fiction books I’ve read in my lifetime. Do yourself and everyone else a favour and read it! …

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Singledom VS Coupledom

Singledom VS Coupledom

A close friend of mine in a long-term relationship has struggled over the years. The downs have been cataclysmic but then the highs have been soul-defining, she vulnerably expressed to me, openly sharing her emotions. Something I always admired about her and took pleasure in witnessing her bravery. How she naturally exposed herself, never worrying …

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How little is needed to live a happy life!

How little is needed to live a happy life!

A New Year; a new decade; a year passed; another day; how are you choosing to spend your moments?   With time to kill, before meeting my writer friend, I browsed Oxfam books and picked up the first non-fiction book that caught my eye.   Meditations: The Spiritual Teachings by Marcus Aurelius.   Randomly, I …

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Lying is the royal road to chaos

Lying is the royal road to chaos

Someone I am close to recommended reading Lying by Sam Harris. It changed my life, she’d said. I am always ready for a life changer. Bring it on! A few hours later, I punched in my credit card details online and bought the book. Three days later it arrived. I waited for the right moment …

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Are you courageous enough to reveal your true, vulnerable self?

Are you courageous enough to reveal your true, vulnerable self?

“I have found both freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us.” Kahlil Gibran It takes the utmost courage to reveal your true, vulnerable self to another. There are those brave enough to reveal, those that can accept and those that permit fear not to …

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Kurt Cobain Journals

Kurt Cobain Journals

Browsing in Exclusive Books at Gateway Theatre of Shopping, Umhlanga Rocks, I discovered Journals by Kurt Cobain. A collection of writings and drawings by the ex-lead singer and guitarist of Nirvana. Written between 1989 and 1990, during the time when he also wrote many of Nirvana’s most famous songs, his words revealed so much about his mental state. …

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The Mask I Wear

The Mask I Wear

27th Post Challenge of 31   I was deeply surprised to come across Stephen Fry’s confession about suffering anxiety most of his life.   “…behind the mask of security, ease, confidence and assurance I wear (so easily that its features often lift in to a smirk that looks like complacency and smugness)…is the real condition of …

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102 Ways For Girls To Have Some

102 Ways For Girls To Have Some

9th Post Challenge of 31   While in the library researching for an article, I browsed through the books on sale self, my eye instantly gravitating to the little hard cover book titled:   “The Fun Book” 102 Ways For Girls To Have Some Melina Gerosa   Opening the book randomly, I landed on page 87. …

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Books on the Underground

Books on the Underground

8thPost Challenge of 31   At Hampstead Underground Station I found a novel lying on a seat. With no one else around, looking in every direction, I picked it up and read the black sticker covering the title of the book.   Take this book, read it, then leave it for someone else to enjoy. …

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Feelings of Liberation

Feelings of Liberation

Last night I spoke to my lover about an author and read an excerpt over the phone to him that had turned me on the night before. It was what society would term a homosexual experience; however, the character had only ever before been intimate with women. Charles Bukowski writes whatever is in his brain …

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The Delightful Charles Bukowski

The Delightful Charles Bukowski

How I have not come across or even heard of Charles Bukowski is almost a sin.   I came to watch Beautiful Creatures by chance; well, I asked around for The Purge at work and got given it plus an additional three unknown movies, of which one happened to be Beautiful Creatures, and so decided …

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