Category Archives: Inspiration

A dying lady’s wisdom

Her grandmother and my grandmother were best friends. Her mother and my mother were best friends. Her uncle made it possible for me to come to Australia. Her grandmother loaned my wife and me enough money to pay the deposit … Continue reading

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The more you give, the more you grow

This is a chapter from Lifting the Gloom. I thought I’d share it with you because I find it inspiring. If you don’t, get a life! When I was born, the doctor told my parents, “She is unlikely to live … Continue reading

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“Tax us now!” British millionaires have a heart

A group of 102 millionaires have a detailed proposal to their government, but aimed at governments everywhere, to fund all sorts of good things by what is actually a very small wealth tax. This is thinking with the heart and … Continue reading

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Sucking out the CO2: an inspiring story

We just have to put less in the way of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, but even if we completely stopped this minute, what we have already released will cook us. So, there is a desperate need to reduce the … Continue reading

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The more you give the more you grow: how you should run a business

In 2015, I reported on Dan Price, a Seattle businessman who reduced his salary from nearly a million dollars a year to $70,000, and raised the salaries of all his employees to the same amount. Since then, his business has … Continue reading

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How to deal with criminals: all the world should follow the Dutch example

My title says it all. Please read this well written, informative article. It won’t take you long, and may change how you think about crime. By coincidence (if there is such a thing) it advocates the same philosophy as my … Continue reading

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Sound Eagle has adopted my eagle

“Sound Eagle” is a delightful ethnically Chinese Australian who is the same age as my kids. A few years ago now, we have adopted each other: he calls me his Godfather. He has now also adopted my guided imagery of … Continue reading

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Tropical lake guided imagery

Make sure you are comfortable. Please close your eyes and focus on your breathing. Air in your nose as your lungs fill, tummy rises… Abdomen down, chest empties, air out… Air in… air out… Think of a tropical lake. Deep … Continue reading

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Inspiring incarceration

My novel, Hit and Run, features a multiple murderer who becomes a good person. This was because he decided to model on a few wonderful people, just like I did as a teenager. At 13 years of age, I was … Continue reading

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Thank you, Prince William

“The Earth is at a tipping point and we face a stark choice: either we continue as we are and irreparably damage our planet, or we remember our unique power as human beings and our continual ability to lead, innovate … Continue reading

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