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Evan on June 17th, 2010

Nacie Carson is a long-time blogging friend who has just released an excellent product called the Happy Rich System. It is for those who no longer wish to do work just so they can make enough to live on. It is a video and accompanying worksheets. (There is also the option of buying Nacie’s book […]

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Evan on May 30th, 2010

The Pilgrim sets out on a journey. And the pilgrim knows where they are going. They may know that the way will be difficult – and sometimes this is a meaningful part of the pilgrimage, but in a sense both the way and the destination are known. There may be surprises on the pilgrim’s journey […]

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Evan on April 29th, 2010

Long, long ago, in a universe far, far away (or so the story goes) there was a very strange land. The name of this land was Slauq. In the land of Slauq all the people did all day was compete for jackets. There were many jackets – many colours and styles to fit many shapes […]

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Evan on April 21st, 2010

I have a guest post on the Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life blog. It is called Changing Ourselves and Changing Others. This is a very big topic to take on all at once. I look at the way that we influence each other and how demanding that others change is likely to produce the opposite. […]

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Evan on April 8th, 2010

I have a guest post on the Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life blog. I thought it was time to look at our context and the impact it has on us from a slightly different perspective. I’m old enough to remember the impact of the discovery that, ‘the personal is the political’. I look at the […]

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When we set out to study old age, we are to some extent studying recent history. We are studying the way the currently old behaved in their youth and middle age. And this can be 20, 50 or even 70 or more years ago, if we are looking at the very old. Things have changed […]

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Evan on January 17th, 2010

Some Australians (those as old as me), will be able to remember ‘Kingswood Country’ – a sitcom that ran for a few seasons and was quite popular. It was about a family – the father was called Ted. Ted was a fairly crass and insensitive character. When Ted had a difficulty with something he often […]

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Evan on January 14th, 2010

I have a guest post on the Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life blog. It is a follow-up to a post I did earlier on dependence and independence. In the comments people asked about how dependence and independence applied to finance. This is my attempt to answer this question. This is the first of two parts. […]

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