World Peace – Why don’t we have it?

If everyone wishes for world peace, why don’t we have it? This year’s Anzac Day celebrations across Australia got me thinking about how things just have not changed over the centuries of human existence. Why? Human conflict through the ages has been primarily over differences in beliefs: my god is better than your god; my […]

Earth Day 2010

April 22 is Earth Day – which has been going since 1970 as the brainchild of Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, USA, a staunch environmentalist who hoped to provide unity to the grassroots environmental movement and increase ecological awareness. “The objective was to get a nationwide demonstration of concern for the environment so large that […]

Symbols and Labels

Recently I had a conversation with my mother which got me thinking about how many people confuse symbols – particularly those we wear – with labels – particularly those they like to apply to us. My mum has taken to wearing a cross – something she took up only very recently and after she found […]