A Small Thing Can Be A Big Thing – If You Let It

The other day I had a nice salad for lunch that included olives. Unbeknownst to me, one of the pitted olives had a small portion of a pit in it. When I chewed on it, I heard a loud crack. I realized then and there that I had broken a tooth. An hour later I was at the dentist’s where he informed me that I had cracked the edge of my tooth right down below the gum line. The immediate result was the extraction of the tooth to be followed by an implant and crown. Continue reading “A Small Thing Can Be A Big Thing – If You Let It”

Reigning In The Nanny State

by Dr Joe Kosterich

enjoying-life-300x200I have written often about the nanny state zealots who want to control all the actions of people rather than provide them with information and also allow them to make choices. Australia has the dubious distinction of being a world leader in nannying and nagging.

But there is some good news. A senate inquiry is underway to examine laws that restrict personal choice for the individuals own good. Senator David Leyonhjelm has “declared war” on regulations that prevent Australians having fun at their own risk. Continue reading “Reigning In The Nanny State”

The Great Mystery

As I come towards the close of my seventh decade on planet Earth, I think what a mystery it is that I made it this far. Has it all been just luck or has there been some organisation that has led me to this point in time? Life itself is perplexing––a great mystery. People have differing opinions on the essence of life. Mark Twain stated, “Life is just one damn thing after another.” Philosophers and scientists have their own views on what life is or why it is, and so it is a great unknown. Continue reading “The Great Mystery”