Enablers ~ Guilt Through Silence

There was a time where people minded their own business and kept quiet, and they were highly thought of because they didn’t interfere. Yet today the line between interfering and intervening is so fine it’s hard to know when to say something or not. You’re damned if you do and damned by others if you…

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When You Need To Tell Your Friend The Truth

A good friend tells you the truth whether you want to hear it or not right? In reality that’s not so easy when you can see a friend making a huge mistake, but if you stay quiet are you being a true friend? I fell out with a former best friend of mine (we just…

Memories Of What I Thought Adulthood Would Be Like

Having returned to my childhood town, (not through choice) I often go past buildings and places that I was in awe of as a child. Most are now derelict, and the posh stores are now either boarded up or replaced by chains. Things really aren’t as glamorous when you grow up, or are as exciting…

I Endured Another Lazy and Entitled Millennial Today

I had hoped by now most millenials had learned their lessons as many enter their thirties, but it seems the world has to endure another decade of those who are late developers. I loathe tags, and it would give me great pleasure in never having to refer to someone as a millenial, but sadly some…

Which did Gandalf prefer ~ Frodo or Bilbo?

The Lord of the Rings has been hugely successful film saga, and although I enjoy watching them I preferred the original trilogy, and found the recent films (The Hobbit, The Desolation of Smaug, The Battle of the Five Armies) a little too rushed and with too many deaths. One question I always wondered was who…

Don’t Do This On Facebook Please!

Love or hate it, social media is now a part of society whether you have an account or not. Many celebrities either shun it as it crosses the boundaries between their private life and and public persona, while others use it as a marketing tool and for announcements on their achievements. The older generation are…

How To Spot And Deal With A Psycho

I’m not a therapist or psychologist, but I have dealt with and dodged more than my fair share of let’s say unstable folk, that some would say are a little psycho. I’ve been stalked a few times; once by a student (who was a policeman), then by a client, and I’ve had a couple of…

Why Snowflakes Are Dangerous

No, I don’t mean the fluffy stuff that falls during winter or that adorns a multitude of Christmas card scenes (although when they turn into ice flakes they can sting in minus temperatures, and impair your vision during a nor’easter). The contemporary meaning of a ‘snowflake’ or a ‘special snowflake’ is aimed primarily at the…

How To End A Friendship Quickly…

Easy, claim you're a Trump supporter (or if you are in the US say you voted for him) and people will think you are crazy, and end your friendship. This may also work if you have been trying to end a relationship, and didn’t know how. It seems to have worked as many friendships have…

The End Of ‘Salem’

I mean the television show and not the city (town really) north of Boston. The last four episodes will be shown in the New Year, and while some of it is fantasy and far fetched, the fact they have used the real names of some people as characters has been controversial to say the least.…