There is more to being human than travelling around the world sampling its many delights, and recent reading has taken me deeper into subjects like philosophy. Though I am a scientist by training, the humanities continue to appeal to me, and various life events have led me to explore them more than otherwise might have been the case. That is now the main thrust of what you find here, along with other things that have a use in navigating life’s journey.
This may seem a strange thing to find here but there are occasions when we need to read what others have wrote and that includes songs and poems. These capture sentiments that do need to be pondered and shared. Some are happy while others are more reflective. In times of change, it is handy to add thoughts of those from other eras to our experiences. It is very easy to get caught up in a moment when it is ephemeral and that is worth remembering when life throws challenges and unpleasantness in our direction.