Significant Quotations #3 Old age creeps up on you?


What a cracker of an observation from the American poet, Emily E Dickinson! Exactly one year ago before my 72nd birthday I was diagnosed with Coeliac disease which means I must remain on a gluten-free diet for the rest of my life. The gluten was eating me! So, no more pizzas, pasta, bread, cakes, biscuits, … Continue reading Significant Quotations #3 Old age creeps up on you?

Ego Integrity: 8/8 Climb if you will …


This is the final post in a series of eight “old age” reflections on this period of my life. (The process and place of such reflections is described in the final paragraph.) It conjures up the words, risk management, alive, suffering, trust, Buddhism, patience, companionship, hopefully all easy to see within the post. “Climb if … Continue reading Ego Integrity: 8/8 Climb if you will …

Ego Integrity: 7/8 Only the educated are free!


This is the seventh in a series of eight “old age” reflections on this period of my life. (The process and place of such reflections is described in the final paragraph.) It conjures up the words, benevolence, making a difference, battle, challenge, corruption, education, dedication, integrity. I think they are on the surface of the … Continue reading Ego Integrity: 7/8 Only the educated are free!

Ego Integrity: 6/8 On running a business


This is the sixth in a series of eight “old age” reflections on this period of my life. (The process and place of such reflections is described in the final paragraph.) It conjures up the words, despair, determination, integrity, introversion, introspection, independence, benevolence, insight. I hope you can recognise them from this period of my … Continue reading Ego Integrity: 6/8 On running a business

Ego Integrity: 5/8 A matchless family life?


This is the fifth in a series of eight “old age” reflections on this period of my life. (The process and place of such reflections is described in the final paragraph.) It conjures up the words, pride, completeness, adversity, optimism, Buddhism, compassion, bonding. I hope you can see how they arise in this post. Family, … Continue reading Ego Integrity: 5/8 A matchless family life?