Reality exists and is always present. Escapism might give another impression, but this is the truth of the matter.

Facing facts is universally human. Anyone who tries to contradict this truism is likely to have ulterior motives, or is basically unprepared for dealing with life.

Is it really a challenge…

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Stillness has its merits and demerits. Motion is a helpful reminder of where things are at.

Maybe it was convenient to apply one’s skills and talents in a particular way at a specific point in time. Water under a bridge has flowed, refreshed and replenished the supply of an essential…

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Feelings of loss linger for a while, then suddenly reality kicks in and one accepts the inevitable. Camaraderie should be experienced in real time.

This doesn’t mean that fair-weather friendship is noble.

Time and distance do count for something, however. Is there any point in pretending that life doesn’t persist…

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A persona is worn, like a handmade pair of shoes. It becomes a distinguishing figure — the human being who puts it on is best known for being ‘like that’.

A visit to a repertory cinema to see a Hollywood classic is a revelation. Now it is clear where the…

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It’s alright to dream of best case scenarios, but perfection is only a word or idea.

Hearts and minds have travelled far in the sci-fi based times we’ve lived through.

Everyone has reached a new point on the route. In many cases these points have little to do with the…

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Information about human behaviour and attitudes is shared widely and easily accessible beyond the wildest dreams of folks who were adults several decades ago.

Naturally, some people look back ruefully at restrictive views from the past. Others cling onto values which they regard as deal breakers.

In some cases, material…

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Do past experiences with friends and loved ones have much influence on the conscious awareness that makes us who we are?

The answer to this question probably changes as time elapses. Occasionally, one might remember an incident that happened in one’s childhood that is probably indicative of personal preferences, but…

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Is there anyone who doesn’t have boundaries when they deal with others?

There are moments when it feels as if one is being a spoilsport, but tolerance thresholds matter much more than many might be willing to consider.

In our random interactions, sometimes we find ourselves involved with fellow human…

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