Would you wear your Pjs in public passed the age of 6?

I know, it sounds trite but when for the very first time in my life I found myself having breakfast in full view of a young man still in his pyjama’s, I actually wondered where is this new fad going to end.  Are we going to go out in public in our underwear’s within the next 10 years? It is a question worth asking because it raises another one of course by far more interesting:  where does the line between the private and the public sphere become right to be crossed?  Do I want to spend my breakfast, lunch, dinner, […]

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Bullying: Curse of the 21st century?

Before anything else I want to thank all of you who are reading my blog and leaving these wonderful comments.  Thank you and please keep on sharing your thoughts and your enthusiasm. As anybody ever heard of a labour of hate? Probably not in these words but I bet that many of you, if not all of you out there have experienced at least once in their lives being victimised by another.  Some call it “bullying”, french psychiatrist and writer Marie-France HIrigoyen calls it “Moral Stalking”,  another definition for it can be “Emotional and Psychological Torture”.  The fact is that […]

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I love you, I hate you

Most of you readers have met some people sporting tattoos on their hands that read ” love” on one hand and “hate” on the other and although sometimes we recoil from such distasteful display and may feel secretly a bit frightened of encountering such individuals in darker alleys, there is something to be said about the message that is actually conveyed. More to the point, there may be some truth to the blunt visual statement that is in our face delivered from some strange knuckles. For the longest of time we have been told that hate is not an acceptable […]

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Labour of Love

There is this theory out there that when we are in love the relationship that follows is going to sustain itself on the strength of those few months, or if we are lucky years, of intense, passionate and self-defining feelings. Not so, I am afraid… There is a major difference between being in love and loving another. We fall in love with another, or at least that is the consensus and it is wonderful no question about it. However, that does not change the fact that falling in love happens to us, we may be willing participants but in many […]

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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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