I recently received a complimentary email from a friend who is an accomplished author. She was responding to a post of mine entitled ‘I’m over the moon‘ and it led to a discussion about the English language.
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Hey is jewelry mis-spelled or the British version? “He is now Chairman of a jewellery wholesaler”
Sam Harris, neuroscientist and author describes ‘Freewill’ as an illusion. He uses brilliant analogies to explain that acting of your own freewill implies that you could have done otherwise. He poses the question, ‘What are you going to think next? Your next thought comes out of nowhere. Whatever you are doing you have a voice in your head which just says things. Thoughts just emerge in consciousness. We can’t choose them before we think them. So if you can’t control your next thought where is your freedom of will?’ Continue reading Is original thought possible?→
All 3 Volumes of Thailand Diaries have now been released and are available for FREE download by clicking the book cover icons in the menu bar to your right as you read.
Thailand is, in a word, irresistible.
But be ready for the culture shock and to find out the things you need to know.
Welcome to this captivating and enthralling land. Contradiction, controversy, confusion, frustration, weird language, cultural barriers and mystery will haunt you. When you eventually get over the early shocks, which may actually take years, and you realise that you cannot fix a ‘dysfunctional’ nation without a modicum of help from above you can begin your bumpy journey.
I present my views objectively although, in setting out the ‘pros and cons’ of life in and the mysteries of Thailand, some of my arguments may be viewed as polemic which ‘was absolutely intentional’. I believe there should be, and usually is, a balance to be found in every society and that most cultures and religions may have syncretic elements to their beliefs, to a greater or lesser degree and we are all ostensibly the same if we look behind the mask.
If you decide to read any or all of the books I hope you enjoy them and I would really appreciate it if you posted a review. Your honest opinion is valued.
Now I really must get moving and finish my first novel.
Last week Brian came to Phuket on holiday from Liberia where he now works. He kindly brought me the amazing hand-made shirt I am modelling so I will be easily recognisable and safer in the traffic. After the photo-shoot we had a drink or two and a sumptuous fish supper at the Sea-Gypsy village in Rawai. Continue reading Celebrating my first Paperback sale→