Personal insights along the way

Safe and Unsafe Groups and Some of their Practices

Safe and Unsafe Groups and Some of their Practices. An Extract from a study on High-Control Groups or Cults Although written from a humanistic perspective (The 25 Signs you’re in a High-Control Group or Cult by Anastasia Somerville-Wong, February 24, 2020), I can recognise quite a few of these dysfunctional traits in some of the …

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A Christian’s Dilemma How to and Whether to Become Politically Engaged

As a Christian (and coincidentally a writer), I frequently agonise as to how involved I should become in the political process in my country (Australia) and my State (New South Wales). Sould I join a political party and which one? If I go to the Bible to find answers, I get a seemingly confusing array …

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Communicate, communicate, COMMUNICATE!

As a past (in my case Christian) leader, I very much believe in team building. From personal experience and observation, I have found that a key ingredient in great team building is GOOD AND CONSISTENT COMMUNICATION. One teacher I came across had a simple motto, which I have never forgotten, “communicate, communicate, communicate!”. This applies …

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What I hadn’t understood about Http and Https websites. An important difference!

I just spent an afternoon to finally do some information gathering about website “management”, for lack of a better word! I am a writer, not an IT nerd, so all the nitty gritty “must know and do’s” about managing a personal website are utterly daunting to me! Every now and then I “stumble” over one …

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FIRE AND FURY, THE BOOK. PERSONAL REFLECTIONS

While the world gloats over the latest vicious Trump attack by Michael Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury”, whose contents he presently reinforces through numerous world-wide television appearances, apart from the questionable truthfulness of its contents, I ask myself the question: WHAT DRIVES THE MAN? As I skim through the sparce sources available on this question, …

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Christians and the LGBT community – my thoughts

After watching an interview with Emma Ayres, now Eddie Ayres, very likeable ex-ABC Classic FM breakfast host, I realize that we, the Christian community in general, live in a condemnation bubble regarding the whole LGBT community. Sobering to know: this issue has now become the new normal in our society!   We are asked by …

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The time has arrived: distributing my finished books!

As I decided to publish with CreateSpace (Amazon), which is placed in America and which only has printing facilities in the U.S., now that it comes to ordering my finished books, reality has hit! The postage costs are simply horrific! Whereas before, my research as a complete self-publishing novice focussed on HOW TO PUBLISH, i.e. …

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