Great article! I have, (probably pointlessly & stupidly), spent hours replying to inane questions & answers on Quora and other forums that are aimed at nothing other than running down Apple & their 'ecosystem'. I wish I could have written what I've just read in reply to many of them…


North America has always been divided. Its civil war was not about slavery, (Many stalwarts on the Union side owned slaves). The civil war was about class divides, about poverty vs. wealth, about power & privilege over personal liberties & freedoms. It was about entrenching control.Capitalism & particularly that…


So I write, to the World. A world of too many differences to comprehend. So many, that it is an amorphous amalgam of sadness and joy, health and disease, ignorance and knowing, fair and unfair, equity and inequity, poverty and riches, opinion and fact, caring and uncaring, just and unjust.


The solar market for householders in Australia, right now, is replete with traders offering all manner of ‘great’ deals, usually involving State and/or Federal Government subsidies.

An unfortunate consequence of government subsidies is that, inevitably, they seem to attract those who seek to profit at the expense of others and…


I don’t know what to say about this. I’m not smart enough to know what it means. I’ve never lived in a communist or totalitarian or one-party state so don’t know how it is for people in such a place.

I admire what China. has achieved and how it managed…


Perhaps this new normal will make you see differently: Reflections on mental health issues from someone who has lived with it all his life.

Illustration courtesy Martina Scarpelli: martinascarpelli.com #EggShortFilm

My black dog is with me always, so close by my side that I often stumble or become distracted as a result, his name is Miki…


Photo courtesy of aimee-vogelsang-106103-unsplash.jpg

The so called “war on drugs” is a misnomer. History shows us that whenever something wanted by many people is prohibited, others will break the law to get it for them. Hence, prohibition increases the number of crimes and criminals rather than reducing them. What’s worse is that because many…


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Drug taking is a health risk. Potential for harm exists with any drug, from ‘over the counter’ medications to prescription drugs. Yet, few people will refuse drugs that can relieve pain or prevent or eliminate a medical condition. …


Our political system is in an extreme state of disrepair.

There is no doubt that many of our politicians are not only self-serving and self-indulgent but corrupt as well. The collective of those elected to office is replete with individuals who have little or no regard for the average citizen…

Roger Hawcroft

Expat Tyke in Australia. Dismayed & depressed at World conflict/poverty/disadvantage/hatred & religion. Buoyed by music, art, literature, nature, animals & bird

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