benventure

  • Jim Bradley posted an update 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    God made man, Man made religion!

    It is my earnest belief that most of the major religions are based on misinterpretation and that is the source of most of the issues facing people now. We have been provided with everything we need in this world and this life yet humanity, in its wisdom, doubts and believes that we can do so much better than what…[Read more]

  • Jim Bradley posted an update 4 weeks ago

    I am Scottish, raised in Glasgow, the largest city on the west coast of Scotland. Despite the attempts of liberals to make Glasgow appear something it is not, it has been, is and always shall be a rough, tough, non politically correct working class city. It will never be the pavement cafe/ wine bar. progressive cultural centre that the city…[Read more]

    • Jules replied 4 weeks ago

      I’m pretty sure the Big Yin would agree with your sentiments.

      • You know Billy then? I’ve always loved the Big Yin and his work.

        • Yes, I know Billy – not personally you understand, but have been a long term fan of his for years. The guy can tell a yarn or two and be effortlessly funny at the same time. There’s only one Big Yin.

          • Are you Scottish then? I’m being nosy. lol Would love to know more about how you discovered him etc.

            • Actually I am English. I can remember way back in the 70’s when I first saw a performance from Billy, a stand up routine with piles of smut included – it was outrageously funny. Being a musician, I was also a fan of his old group “The Humblebums” which disbanded in 1971. Everyone knew Billy Connolly back then, he was steadily forging his…[Read more]

  • Just some random quotes that resonate with me…

    This place is a dream, it only seems real to those who are asleep.
    Then comes death and you wake up laughing
    at what you thought was your grief. – Rumi

    If you cannot find a group whose consciousness matches your own, be the source of one. Others of like consciousness will be drawn to you.

    Ask of…[Read more]

  • Whatever you may think about recent global and local events, much of it is not good. Personally, I feel that the most unforgivable thing is that “they” have taken my peace of mind. Whether that is their fault or mine is a moot point, but my world has changed, not for the better in many ways. Not for me, particularly but I have a keen sense of how…[Read more]

  • Jim Bradley posted an update 2 months ago

    Everyone has a book within them, they say, and I do believe that. In fact, I believe I have several and have been working on them for far too long, without getting serious enough to look at publication. The one book that I find hardest to write however, is the one that may lay my soul bare, exposed to the world. I don’t care what people think of…[Read more]

  • His name was… George. That’s how we knew him and the only name he would respond to. He appeared to be one of many possibly alcoholic, down and out’s that frequented the main railway station, checking out the litter bins and garbage cans to see if there was anything worth saving. Perhaps a bit to eat? Or something more valuable to him. Sometimes,…[Read more]

  • Rosemary Snyder and Profile picture of VermilionVermilion are now friends 3 months ago

  • My well meaning but misguided parents raised me as a Catholic and in the early days strongly encouraged, nigh enforced my attendance at Sunday mass. I was sent to Catholic school where we were “educated” by (perhaps) well meaning nuns and monks into the Catholic religion. Part of that education/ indoctrination mean that we HAD TO learn and recite…[Read more]

  • I may have said this before (but I’m saying it again anyway, so shoot me! lol) If you have ever read Hans Christian Anderson’s tale of ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’, you will know about the little boy who saw the truth amidst all of the lies and illusions. Well, yes, I often feel like that young boy. Like everyone else is seeing something different…[Read more]

  • With all the chaos of recent times, I have been estranged from my core, from who I am. It took a long time to get back to me and I needed the help of an online course to guide me in the right direction. I know I’m getting back there. To where I am supposed to be, to who I am. It may take a little time but the journey has begun and I am filled with…[Read more]

  • To everything there is a season, they say, and although I understand and accept that – I still HATE winter. Moreso the older I get. I was never into skiing nor any of the popular winter sports. I was too old by the time snowboarding was invented and, to me, winter only represents bitter cold, shoveling snow and breaking up ice. Yuck! We need rain…[Read more]

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