Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Chicken Soup for Soul series...

Mark Victor Hansen - it is unusual who you meet in your life... one of those people was MV Hansen who I meet maybe 40 years ago and he was promoting a Doctor of Life... so to get a Dr beofre oyur name, all you had to do was make a list of your life achievements and of course pay the fee... so the person I met was Dr Mark Victor Hansen and I wasn't impressed at all. 

I met Mark again when I went to Los angelos for a conference with  Jay Abrahams... he had dropped the "Dr" by now and was just getting started with the Chicken Soup books. Again he didn't do it for me but hey who am I to say... so MVH is one of the world's greatest known Personal Motivation Gurus and he didn't do anything for me... I have also met many others who have left positive impressions... like Denis Waitly, Zig and Art Linkletter... to name a few.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The Value of a Rescue dog!

On my daily [ 7 days a week ] I see many people walking dogs and a significant number are, their owners tell me, "Rescue" dogs... it seems companionship is the gift they give and it is very much appreciated.

Today the rain was heavy enough to cause new smells everywhere so so mch sniffing and little walking was had... but the ownwea seemed happy enough.

Isn't it strange how we reward dogs more than people?

Monday, July 27, 2020

How long can Daniel Andrews Last?

As Victoria continues to get more COVID-19 cases, I wonder how immune he is to the fact he has lead a government that has stuffed this up?

For some reason, he seems to be coated in teflon... nothing seems to stick!

It will be interesting to watch...

At least it isn't the Big V crushing us in AFL footy!

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Is Retail Dead?

Recently I returned to a weekly ritual of steak and a red for lunch.

Only one of my previous haunts has returned to offering a lunch special [ $14.50 for a RumpSteak ] whilst the other two are charging $38 for a steak running through to $50.

The good place is 2 Forty 3 in Coventry Village Morley.

There is no table service so all three missed out on the sell up of coffee, an extra wine and maybe a extra course... and even when asked they missed the cue... you have to go up and order! Even when each venue has a wireless POS machine... are well, when they go broke I wonder what the excuse will be?