With today’s news of the distasteful practices that ensure promotion in the banking firm Goldman Sachs, comes the revelation of another whistle-blower, someone speaking out at detriment to themselves about something they find morally wrong, unwilling and unable to keep quiet no matter what their financial reward for doing so; following in the footsteps of Bradley Manning, Jeffrey Wigand and Karen Silkwood, to name just a few.
My husband’s decision to marry a 'ghori' wasn’t a cause for celebration among his relatives. I clearly remember that summer day in the park, when he gently explained that our relationship could cost him his family...
I've been working on some emotional posts recently and the accumulative effect of this has been mood-swings - euphoric one minute, dismal the next. The best tonic for me when this happens is the beauty of the natural world.
You could be forgiven for thinking moving to Canada doesn't entail the same consideration journeying to a third world country might. After all, it has a stable economy, an established infrastructure and an accepting attitude, right? But it’s always the small, innocuous things that lurk below our radar that can make life miserable with their irksomeness if overlooked.
After a couple of hours spent shooting pool with friends and listening to the jukebox in the comforting normalcy of the football club, I arrived home, at 10pm as promised, in my boyfriend’s car - my bike in the boot. To be honest the last forty-five minutes at the club had been uncomfortable as I grew more apprehensive about going back.
How do you think I'm going? I mean with this whole blogging business. Am I doing OK? Keeping you interested? Providing a good mix of insight and entertainment in a well-written and easy to understand style?
Before we'd even flown the kids over to Canada, we were growing familiar with the concept of "the Cottage". Canadians LOVE their cottages! Give them a long weekend and above freezing temperatures and they'll be off, up north, chillin' by the lake or hiking in the forest.
An insightful and informative account of overcoming self-harm. The comments are also an invaluable source of information for anyone wishing to understand this widespread practice which affects people of all ages, men and women alike.