A huge segment of historical romance novels : the Scottish Highlanders. Have you seen Outlander?
I am about to embark on a new creative project, and I have to admit: I am at a loss here. That's right. I do creative writing. The main character is one complex individual, full shades of darkness and yet that parades as a light bearer. What a challenge! How to portray light.. then a… Continue reading Thinking Through
How healthy is it go against our desire? I am not talking about wanting a jelly doughnut or a chocolate bar. I am referring to the difficult situations in which we let ourselves get stuck or in which we are thrown into by life's events. I think there is a fine line between a situation… Continue reading Make it or Break – a Choice
I dropped off the face of the Earth for a couple days. By choice but not coerced; I had to work. What should have taken no more than 4 hours took 20, and when that was done, I had another deadline to meet. I am zapped! What do I have to show all the work… Continue reading Little Else but Work
You know.... There are moments in life when you cannot help but wonder "what's the point of all this?" Although you want to be motivated and mobilized, your heart is just not in it! What is the point indeed? The fun has been wrung out of the activity you were passionate about not that long… Continue reading What’s the Point?
Today is Father's Day... And I have had no one to wish it to for close to 20 years. I am wondering if men today know the meaning of fatherhood. What kind of examples do the youth have? They see their parents struggling to give them a comfortable living... at the expense of quality living.… Continue reading Father’s Day
This is not about academics, it is about awareness, about growth. What have you discovered this week about yourself or those around you? Did somebody showed your their true colours? Did you come to understand that what you blame yourself for was not your doing? Did you find a puzzle, a riddle you have a… Continue reading How Much Have You Learned This Week?
I know! Virtues are not trendy. However, some old-fashioned people still live on our planet. They are coming close to extinction but they are an interesting species. Did you know that virtues like patience, tolerance, meekness, kindness are to be exerted to develop? If you want to increase your patience, exert it! Put yourself in… Continue reading Virtues are Like Muscles
How difficult is it to be true, to be honest, to be genuine? At one point or another, we all take on roles, behave according to what is expected of us, hide from the truth because we think we cannot handle it. We might think lies and pretense can protect, but they don't. The truth… Continue reading Pretense
I woke up this morning with an uneasy feeling. I dreamt of a trap, of a potentially explosive situation that, I hope, I won't get to experience in my waking life. I've had premonitory dreams in the past that warned me of troubles ahead. Maybe this was one of them. The weirdest thing of all… Continue reading Are Dreams Meaningful?