Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead Descent

Thank you Audible for this awesome performance! Now I do not think that it is a coincidence that this fifth book of the Walking Dead Novels came out within days of the new season of the TV show. I have been waiting a long time for both to come out and I really hope it … Continue reading Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead Descent

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Self-defence nerve centres do’s and don’ts

I know I've been talking about self-defense - which is essential for every woman to know from a young age. Hit hard, hit fast, hit often' and the attacker is likely to leave and look for an easier target. There are different things you can do when faced when an assailant of either the same … Continue reading Self-defence nerve centres do’s and don’ts

The Dressmaker – Rosalie Ham

‘The sense of being well-dressed gives a feeling of inward tranquility which religion is powerless to bestow.’ Miss C.F. Forbes quoted by Ralph Waldo Emerson in Social Aims The Dressmaker is a clever satire about village life. Though the novel is set in 1950s rural Australia, it reminds readers of hypocritical, mean-spirited microcosms everywhere. A … Continue reading The Dressmaker – Rosalie Ham

The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor

'Rise of The Governor' is the story of the Blake brothers, Philip and Brian who are making their way to Atlanta with Philip's daughter, Penny. Seventy~two hours after the dead began to come back to life, Philip, his daughter Penny, his friends, Bobby and Nick, and Philip's older brother, Brian, the weaker of the two … Continue reading The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor

THE MYTHS OF THE DEADLY BLOWS

Legend, fantasy, tall tales, movie and television fight scenes and ignorance have all contributed to the misconceptions and cult stories about the secret deadly blows known only to an elect few of the masters of the martial arts. Among the myths, legends and misconceptions which are solemnly repeated as though they were factual are those … Continue reading THE MYTHS OF THE DEADLY BLOWS

The scales in Egypt – Origin of Libra

First stop on the soul’s trip was the Halls of Ma’ati, where the dead person’s heart would be weighed on a two-armed scale of the kind used in Ancient Egypt for weighing gold and jewels. Ma’ati meant Double Ma’at — double not in the evil-twin sense of “double,” but in the times-two sense — double … Continue reading The scales in Egypt – Origin of Libra

The origin of the Libra constelation

The constellation is Libra, the scales or balance, and as a present-day zodiac sign it rules from September 23 to October 22. One explanation of its name is that it rises at the time of the autumnal equinox, when the day and the night are of equal length, a balance being a device for determining … Continue reading The origin of the Libra constelation

Awe is TNT for the soul.

WONDER IS A blasting cap. It is an emotion that goes off with a bang, shattering settled beliefs, rattling the architecture of the mind, and clearing space for new ideas, new possibilities. Wonder is often thought of as a peaceful emotion, a sense of  resounding inner quiet. Of course we would associate it with silence. The … Continue reading Awe is TNT for the soul.

The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood Book Review

Do you remember the Illiad? Homer's Oddyssey? Do you remember Odysseus who sailed the seas and fought monsters and escaped mermaids to return to his faithful wife who waited for him for more than 20 years? Well, this is not his story, it's hers. It's the story of Penelope—wife of Odysseus and cousin of the beautiful … Continue reading The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood Book Review