Someone told me once, “darling, looks at it like this….It’s just another opportunity for growth”. I have to say I pondered long and hard and like the Greeks using mantras to help them along the path to enlightenment, I started to ponder on this whenever life took a rough turn. Opportunity for growth, opportunity for Continue Reading

“It is the power of the mind to be unconquerable.” ~ Seneca ~~~ It is undoubtedly time to continue with the next great philosopher, Seneca of course. Although my anger has dissipated greatly it flared up for a brief moment yesterday. On that note, I must take another look at that post I wrote earlier Continue Reading

Mae West once reportedly said… “The score never interested me, only the game.” Well said as so many of her other I-don’t-give-a-damn quotes… Now it brought back memories of a job interview I once did. This was when I was young, marginally pretty with too much wits for a largely inexperienced life (the youth is Continue Reading

“Men always say that as the defining compliment, don’t they? She’s a cool girl. Being the Cool Girl means I am a hot, brilliant, funny woman who adores football, poker, dirty jokes, and burping, who plays video games, drinks cheap beer, loves threesomes and anal sex, and jams hot dogs and hamburgers into her mouth Continue Reading

“Evans made himself their spokesman. “Charlie and Joe,” he offered. “Remember us? We brought a friend back with us this time.” Girls evidently didn’t count in this little subdivision of the underworld; a miscalculation many a shady character has made.” ― Cornell Woolrich, Marihuana

Despite having the clock move forward an hour and therefore loosing sleep, I woke up (summer time) a little after 5.30 am. I wasn’t due for another 2 hours and having fallen asleep around 11 pm, it wasn’t like I was on a lie-in. But as much as they say old habits die slowly, it Continue Reading

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best. ~ Epictetus However, I am a firm believer that in order to strengthen your fortitude you need to engage with company that seeks to bring you down. Not only will it build your character, but you have Continue Reading

Enchant, stay beautiful and graceful, but to do this, eat well. Bring the same consideration to the preparation of your food as you devote to your appearance. Let your dinner be a poem, like your dress. ——Charles Pierre Monselet

There are times when one can write, with or without permission, but don’t have much to say, and then there are times when one can’t – or at least ought not to – yet have so much to express. Unfortunately these two types of occasions rarely coincide. So I decide it’s probably better to keep Continue Reading

You know when all is in limbo, everything is up for grabs, the roads are many and you don’t know whether you should go to Rome, New York or St Petersburg. Do you go based on rationale alone or do you follow your instincts? And how do we know those instincts to be correct or Continue Reading