Articles by red-maverick

More to life than making money

Today I had the joy of attending the Caloundra Quiltters exhibition on the Sunshine Coast Queensland. So much hard work, skill, creativity and joy on show. A reminder that people create and indulge their passions not purely for material gain, but often for love, of the activity, or the joy…

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Paying tribute to a momentous event fifty years ago today

People often reminisce about significant events in their life, usually remembering clearly where they were when they learned about, experienced or observed such events. It is also common that people can report how they felt when they experienced those moments in time. So it will be today and in recent…

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What is the segue to the moon mission?

Not much! Maybe not at first glance. I just wanted to post a pretty picture. However… Check out the foot prints on the beach. Soon they will disappear, either via tide, or wind, or further human traipsing. Contrast with the moon. Apparently, all those footprints from just the twelve men…

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In awe of the moon, and the program to get there

As an older person privileged enough to have witnessed humanity’s first steps on the moon (via black and white TV of course), I remain in awe of that program. In two days, it is fifty years since that occurred. It was certainly an amazing achievement by the Americans and NASA…

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The joy of a natural view

Earth, wind, fire and rain. All fundamental to life on this planet. The soil, being nature’s repository of so many vital nutrients, distributed through the food chain via plants and animals. Oxygen, the staple of life, and such a precious gift via photosynthesis, to we dependent species. Thanks to the…

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Imagine if trees took selfies… imagine if they had egos…

Some joyful and close encounters with some truly magnificent trees in recent days got me thinking. How selfless are trees? A bit of a contrast to the human species, I would suggest. Free of ego. Such awesome contributors to to life on this planet. Complementary life-forms, whose prevalence is not…

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Truth and unity are the casualties when power Trumps humanity

In recent posts I have been writing about ‘striking a balance between” … often opposed objectives. Nonetheless, civilised, advanced and open societies continue to strive for achieving such balance, to maintain order, predictability and safety for the greater number while also aiming to protect individual freedoms and creative diversity. Sadly,…

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Each to their own, the freedom to choose is empowering

Autonomy. The freedom within humanity to be the person you wish to be, provided such choices do not impinge on the independence of others to do the same. Or to be different. Autonomy is not a free ride. It does not allow anyone to act with impunity, without consequence, simply…

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Striking the balance, between commercialism and human decency

Striking the balance between striving for personal wealth, while treating other sentient beings and flora with respect and compassion. Or not. Instead, just be greedy, ravenous, maximise own gains, and bugger the consequences. Yes, we can be whoever we want to be, but at what cost? To our well-being, to…

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