Where did all the legends go?

This legend comes up all over the place… what were ancient people trying to make us see? I find it interesting how many cultures have a legend about the theft of fire. There’s the Greek legend of Prometheus, which most people know about. He stole fire from the gods and gave it to humanity. As […]

Be happy and save the world. Here’s how.

Have we pushed out intellects to far? Is it stopping us from being happy? So, how’s the age of reason working out for you so far? I’m not going to try and tell you that the age of reason – our drive to be more rational, logical and scientific – has been all that bad. […]

Bank bribes customers. Did you get yours?

The banks are hiking rates, as I predicted, but one of them went the bribe instead. Back in July, I was warning readers to get ready for rate hikes. And in the past few weeks, it happened. I’m not talking about the RBA hiking official rates. Nothing like that. (If you’ve been following what I’m […]

What A Jerk! But He Might Be Right…

Malcolm Gunning maybe could have chosen his words better. But he’s pointing at a rental crisis no one else is seeing. Malcolm Gunning started a bit of a social media fire storm last week. Gunning, the president of the Real Estate Institute of Australia, told the ABC that young people struggling to find an affordable […]

Why I hate guys like this ?

He was one of the giants of literature, but he thought inventors, and all creatives, got way more credit than they deserved. The American writer Mark Twain lived at a time of great technological innovation. Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, the telegraph was new to the world, the railways were transforming the country. But […]

Achieving greatness with your hair on fire

You have to bring a certain intensity to the journey, but it needs to be coming from the right place. “How much do you want it?” Apparently, this was a rhetorical question and “Not THIS much” was not the answer my Spin Cycle instructor was looking for. But although he probably didn’t realise it, my […]

Hope or despair? What are these ancient stones saying?

It’s a reminder that humanity lives under the constant threat of tragedy, but tragedy is also an opportunity for the best of our natures. ‘Hunger Stones’ are emerging across Europe. The idea is that for centuries people have been watching rivers rise and fall with the seasons. And there would be certain stones in the […]