Snake whisperer

I attended a snake handler's class at work today. We were first given an 'awareness' talk, followed by handling practices. Snake handling teacher showed us the steps, and we started from the most docile snake out of all he had today. All 4 snakes were venomous. Red-bellied black, Death adder, Tiger, and Eastern brown. He... Continue Reading →

Path

I have done many things I was not supposed to in my life. I also did not do a lot of things I was supposed to.  I passed an exam I was not supposed to, and entered a school to study with a very competitive group of people. Everyone in the school, after 6 years,... Continue Reading →

Marriage

I don't care for marriage. I am interested in the topic only enough to have considered and decided that I will not bother. Marriage was something I grew up 'knowing' that all adult human must do, and that I was relieved when I found another option in my youth- to be seen as a broken... Continue Reading →

Magic and Joy.

Magic of living after feudal system is this. That we are living alongside our kings and queens that we once served before, that they walk on the same ground as we do, dirtying their hands and feet, appreciating having hot water on a cold night, and that they need to eat and drink to sustain... Continue Reading →

If nothing is done, then all will be well.

"Not exalting the gifted prevents quarrelling. Not collecting treasures prevents stealing. Not seeing desirable things prevents confusion of the heart.   The wise therefore rule by emptying the hearts and stuffing bellies, By weakening ambitions and strengthening bones. If people lack knowledge and desire, Then it is best not to interfere. If nothing is done,... Continue Reading →

Front and back follow each other

"Under heaven all can see beauty as beauty only because there is ugliness. All can know good as good only because there is evil.   Therefore having and not having arise together; Difficult and easy complement each other; Long and short contrast each other; High and low rest upon each other; Voice and sound harmonise... Continue Reading →

What is success? -Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is Success? To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty; To find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child,... Continue Reading →

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