The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Easter is a time of hope. It therefore seems the perfect moment to explore the riveting survival tale of the Jewish man who tattoed prisoners at the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War 2. His story has not come to light until now because of the incredible guilt he carried about what he was forced to do to his fellow prisoners.

Let’s explore his story shall we? No spoilers, I promise. Continue reading

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First World Problems

My air conditioner’s broken and it’s 39 degrees outside. Tomorrow it’s going to be 42. Luckily I have a lovely air-conditioner mechanic who’s going to pop by in the morning to give the pipes a squiz. In the meantime I get an instant sweat lodge which’ll give me a thorough New Year’s detox. Oh yay!

Even though the cavalry is on its way, I still feel panicky at the thought of having to sweat my way through the next 24 hours. It’s made me ponder the Tarot of First World Problems… Continue reading

The Tarot of Marian Keyes’ The Break

I’ve just finished reading Marian Keyes’ novel ‘The Break’. Most peeps who like to write like to read. And I am no exception. It’s always a bit of fun to investigate the Tarot of everyday life. So let’s dive deep into the Tarot of ‘The Break’. No spoilers, I promise. Continue reading

Crying Wolf

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One of the most famous English folktales is ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’. The story goes that a young shepherd would trick his fellow villagers by shouting for help, pretending that wolves were attacking his sheep. Several times the villagers rushed to his aid, only to discover the shepherd laughing at them. Of course, when a wolf really did attack, no-one came to his aid.

This week local officials in my hometown pleaded for people to stop “crying wolf” because… Continue reading

The Fool Reversed: How Not To YOLO!

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Well it’s Friday afternoon here in Australia so it must be time to relax and have a laugh. Happily the Internet is running hot with brilliant news items today so for your viewing pleasure I’m providing the link to an awesome song I just stumbled across that’s going viral. It’s a hilarious parody of the hip acronym ‘YOLO’ which stands for ‘You Only Live Once’. Usually this means to take life by the balls. But as you’ll see the song turns YOLO on its head. It’s an anthem for the neurotic, the nervous and the strictly non-reckless.

You can find the video clip at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5Otla5157c. I’ll try to post the link on my Facebook page as usual. I’m filing this one under The Fool Reversed.

Have a great weekend everyone!