Masterpiece

Once in a while a movie comes out that reminds me why cinema was once called the seventh art. “A single man” is such a movie and although it is not as recent as some others, I watched it only recently on SBS and from the first frame to the last I was moved to a great depth of feelings. “A single man” is a beautiful movie that let us explore from the inside one man’s grief for the loss of his partner. That the relationship in question is an homosexual one is completely beside the point, what is truly […]

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Work Mind and Body Together

For centuries now mankind has been trying to separate mind from body: ” In the beginning there was the Word…” (John:1.1) and even before Christianity our Greek ancestors and fathers of philosophy made a point in emphasising the divide between the pure mind and the weak body. Admittedly the philosophers of the time were mainly old men with a few physical issues of their own. Nevertheless the habit has stuck… Nowadays medical practitioners of all kinds and origins have in mass recognised the importance of the mind and its beliefs, conscious and unconscious and their role in the state of […]

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Miracle or mirage?

The Sydney morning Herald produced recently an excellent article on Internet dating that profiled concisely the advantages and the pitfalls of the enterprise. Among other interesting data the author emphasised the major shift happening right now in the dating habits of the younger bracket of the Australian population. To recap briefly: the more recent studies made into dating habits show that the younger sector of the population, 18-25 and the less young are joining massively the ranks of their elders who used to be the sole members of dating sites such as RSVP, Oasis, Zoosk and countless others. What was […]

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Living Together

In a metropolis like Sydney it becomes harder and harder to find some peace and quiet unless taking a trip to the ocean on a daily basis and even then it would depend on the time of day…or night. The reality is that we tend more and more to live with each other if not in share accommodation then within the same complex of units close enough that we sometimes get far too much information into our neighbours’ lives and not enough quiet time when it should be, meaning in the middle of the night. It seems to me that […]

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