Do your best

Try hard each and every day and all you do, to do your best. This may mean that sometimes you have two take hard and unpalatable decisions. If so, if you want to do your best, that’s the way it has to be. Avoiding those hard decisions might seem a good escape at the time but the easy way out can rebound with negative consequences. And capitulation will play on your mind.

Consider Blogging

Might I suggest to People that sharing of thoughts is important and the recording of those thoughts is of equal importance.

Blogging is definitely a way of achieving both aims. If you haven’t considered blogging, I’d suggest it might be worthwhile consideration for you.

The Downside of Covid

Covid has gone on for so long. We are now into our third year of living with the virus. Some are very frightened, some are very complacent, and some are happy to live with stories about how Covid is not really an issue. However people think, this virus is very long-term and its impact upon the world among the greatest of all disease impacts.


Thank you to Town and Country Plumbing for the great job tradespersons always do with work undertaken. The company is ‘gold standard’ in terms of the quality of completed work. Well done to everyone connected with this iconic Territory company.


We are indeed blessed to have a city council dedicated to aquatic discipline. Many people will welcome the major improvements to Casuarina pool. The facility when upgraded to international status will be a huge drawcard for committed swimmers and tourists alike.



Laughter is a tranquilliser with no side effects, said Arnold Glasgow.

The road to the house of a friend is never long.

Appreciate the efforts of your associates and value synergy, the collective energy of those working together.


Spitting is spitting. It is hard to imagine what methods (short of spit hoods) could be used to prevent those with spitting propensity from spitting. It is NOT acceptable for police officers and corrections staff to have to evade saliva being forcibly ejected from the mouths of spitters and that is regardless of the offenders’ age.


It is interesting that the Barunga community

(NT News 24/2) is being granted a liquor licence. Decades ago when communities were declared ‘dry’, many Indigenous people began moving to towns and cities so they could continue drinking. A return to ‘wet’ communities with purchasing limits, might reduce the issues of homelessness and itinerancy confronting those moving from their communities in order to access alcohol.


How can Vladimir Putin sleep in his bed of a night? Does he have no conscience at all about the fact that he is putting Ukrainian people to the sword and at the same time sacrificing many of his own soldiers.Has he no conscience?

If I had one wish it would be this; Let Putin lead not from behind but at the front leading his troops and not sacrificing them as he stands behind directing traffic. Let him (and all other world leaders they want to fight) be at the forefront of the battle and the 1st to die. There would be a lot less wars and a lot more peace.

You could will argue that there is a disconnect between Putin and bravery.

UKRAINE – a country coveted by Russia?

For those who ask:

“Why does Ukraine matter? “

This is why Ukraine matters.

It is the second largest country by area in Europe, and has a population

of over 40 million – more than Poland.

Ukraine ranks:

1st in Europe in proven recoverable reserves of uranium ores;

2nd place in Europe and 10th place in the world in terms of titanium ore reserves;

2nd place in the world in terms of explored reserves of manganese ores (2.3 billion tons, or 12% of the world’s reserves);

2nd largest iron ore reserves in the world (30 billion tons);

2nd place in Europe in terms of mercury ore reserves;

3rd place in Europe (13th place in the world) in shale gas reserves (22 trillion cubic meters)

4th in the world by the total value of natural resources;

7th place in the world in coal reserves (33.9 billion tons)

Ukraine is an important agricultural country:

1st in Europe in terms of arable land area;

3rd place in the world by the area of black soil (25% of world’s volume);

1st place in the world in exports of sunflower and sunflower oil;

2nd place in the world in barley production and 4th place in barley exports;

3rd largest producer and 4th largest exporter of corn in the world;

4th largest producer of potatoes in the world;

5th largest rye producer in the world;

5th place in the world in bee production (75,000 tons);

8th place in the world in wheat exports;

9th place in the world in the production of chicken eggs;

16th place in the world in cheese exports.

Ukraine can meet the food needs of 600 million people.

Ukraine is an important industrialised country:

1st in Europe in ammonia production;

Europe’s 2nd’s and the world’s 4th largest natural gas pipeline system;

3rd largest in Europe and 8th largest in the world in terms of installed capacity of nuclear power plants;

3rd place in Europe and 11th in the world in terms of rail network length (21,700 km);

3rd place in the world (after the U.S. and France) in production of locators and locating equipment;

3rd largest iron exporter in the world

4th largest exporter of turbines for nuclear power plants in the world;

4th world’s largest manufacturer of rocket launchers;

4th place in the world in clay exports

4th place in the world in titanium exports

8th place in the world in exports of ores and concentrates;

9th place in the world in exports of defence industry products;

10th largest steel producer in the world (32.4 million tons).

Ukraine matters. That is why its independence is important to the rest of the world.