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Money Matters Part 2 – Investing Saves You Credit or Something Like That

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009 Posted in advice | 2 Comments »

It's time for part two of some of my theories, thoughts and personal rules regarding all things money. You can track down part 1, right here. Take or leave my advice, it's up to you. I'm not rich - I don't ...

Money Matters Part 1 – The Art of Buying the Right Things at the Right Price

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009 Posted in advice | 2 Comments »

This is part 1 of 2, where I'm going to share with you some of my theories, thoughts and personal rules regarding all things money. Take or leave my advice, it's up to you. I'm not rich - I don't even ...

Life Lessons

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009 Posted in advice | 2 Comments »

Today I present to you a handful of life lessons. Each one of these topics were destined to become a blog post in their own right, but most have sat as rough outlines for over 6 months on my computer. Since ...

Outsiders and Tall Poppies

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 Posted in advice, writing | 2 Comments »

I am in the process of writing about a character who is somewhat of an outsider - someone who largely does not follow social conventions, the way we are expected to live our life. It is fascinating to look at people ...

Rethinking Success & Life Balance

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009 Posted in advice, personal | 4 Comments »

Many people have unhealthy views of success and what it means to be successful - myself included. There was a time when I believed the measure of success was a high income, big house and a great car  - but those ...

Theory Overload

Thursday, May 14th, 2009 Posted in advice, personal, writing | 1 Comment »

We seem to have built up a society that values theory over practical. The majority of our formal education now seems to enforce this habit. Society applauds researchers and writers who publish grand theories and hypothesise endlessly. Instead should we not be ...

Suicide – The Not So Easy Way Out

Sunday, May 10th, 2009 Posted in advice, illness, personal | 1 Comment »

I wrote this post almost a year ago and seriouslly debated sharing it, this is an incredibly sensitive topic. Since then I have seen too many people whos lives have been torn apart by the loss of a loved one ...

An Emergency Review

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 Posted in advice, writing | 2 Comments »

Today I want to review the latest book by one of my favourite authors, Neil Strauss. A former journalist for Rolling Stone and the New York Times, Strauss had previously mastered the art of the ghost written bio and has now ...

Forget the Fear & Get On With Life

Thursday, April 30th, 2009 Posted in advice, personal, writing | No Comments »

by  _gee_ In the past I have been a fearful person. I worried endlessly about what might happen and more often than not it prevented me from finding out for sure. I am now slowly transitioning to someone who ...

Screw the Planet, Save the Humans

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 Posted in advice, personal | 4 Comments »

by alainf1 Today is Earth Day and it seems to me like people have blown this whole global warming caper right out of proportion. In fact I think it is a load of ...