There are many reasons to donate blood (whole blood, plasma or platelets) on a consistent basis and here are five of the best reasons for donating.
Stanley Kubrick is one of cinema's greats, and I rank his feature films from the best to his lesser efforts.
The Simpsons, a show full of great moments.
Some inspiring thoughts from writers on the art and craft of writing.
A discussion of songs that have moved me deeply over the course of my life.
Being inspired is a conscious choice more often than not - here are some tips to help to keep yourself inspired.
My vote in a strong field for the five best comedy routines of all time.
If you are visiting Australia or tasting its beers abroad, along with some honourable mentions I list my favourites or my vote for the seven best beers.
In today's world of information, not all of what gets through is useful or meaningful. These five videos have changed my life in one way or another.
The lessons I've learned from years of dating and romantic evenings, my top 7 tips for men in the art of seducing a woman and in keeping her as well.
Christopher Hitchens was the finest speaker and among the greatest writers of recent times, and his views were delivered with unique insight and wit, whether in the short form or the long.
Quotes that influence my life from Socrates, Nietzsche, Montaigne, Schopenhauer, Bentham, Hume and Seneca (with my more general favourite from Goethe thrown in).
This is a discussion of my seven favourite (if not my vote for the seven best) Australian films - My Brilliant Career, Chopper, Mad Max, Babe, The Devil's Playground, Lost Weekend and Wake In Fright.
With much trouble and deliberation, I settle on Paul Simon's best ten songs in Simon and Garfunkel and solo, and it's impossible to be satisfied but it may share lesser known songs with others.
10 Versions of the Golden Rule in Religion and Humanist Philosophies - Confucius, Socrates, Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Immanuel Kant and Jean-Paul Sartre.
7 Favourite Shakespeare Moments - some of the best moments from Twelfth Night, Henry V, Sonnet 30, Macbeth, The Merchant of Venice, The Tempest and Hamlet.
My favourite five books to recommend to others or to take to a desert island - Proust, Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Montaigne and Balzac.
There is a healthy need for less doubt about image in the world and an embracing of its natural and sometimes striking differences.
A memorable line of the Beatles’ B-side to “Lady Madonna,” “The Inner Light,” “The farther one travels, the less one knows” may be among the most disagreed with lyrics in all of...
Whether a project takes ten minutes or ten years, the most important thing in life is to finish things and to finds ways that work for you in avoiding procrastination.