Interpreted Wisdom was the name given for a collection of blogs I posted between 2006-2007 on Myspace and Facebook. Due to the popularity I collected them and self published a book of the same name. At the time I had plans of writing another collection every year, however life started and other priorities came. Although I have written a lot of notes for possible blogs nothing ever got to the keyboard and published online. Now with the new look shaman alternative site, I am hoping to start typing again.
Here you will find a collection of some of the classic blogs reposed and some new material slowly making its way here as well.
Copies of the original book will be available online soon both in paperback and digital format.
A Heads Up If you will. Dear customer, it has come to my attention that you are totally unaware of the potential pain that may be heading your way. Karma Is an understatement. I really don’t know if you are actually to blame for this and the problem is caused by circumstance ie, was it […]
A customer sees what he or she wants to see, A wise old boss of mine told me this once, then went on to explain. A customer will see two bargain bins, Bin number one says all items in box $10. While right next to it Bin number two says all items in bin $5. If […]
Dear Parent, I know there are a lot of you, but there’s a number of you that I really want to slap in the face, and then some more. I really, truly, don’t give a fuck how busy your life is, I don’t care how important you THINK you are but for once, instead of […]
A slightly mentally disabled person was in the shop that I work and as we finalise the transaction she said, “I have to catch my bus” to which I replied, “Do you attempt that when it’s moving or when it stops” There was a pause. I gave the customer her change, Not thinking about what […]
They say, never mixed business with pleasure, and in a few cases this rule does apply. So when you are a softy like me, it’s very hard to be a boss or a manager and throw your weight around and be an actual “boss”. My way of doing things is to be friendly, and […]
Have you ever walked into a Subway Restaurant and noticed that their coloured triptych artwork of vegetables on the wall catches your eye, for some unknown reason you are compelled more than you probably thought you would be with the mixed vegetables dripping with wetness, freshness? Why? Why am I so fascinated with three panels […]
I was going through my backups looking for some old articles that I wrote and came across some of the original book cover concepts that I was playing with when designing the cover art for my book. Enjoy.
Not too long ago, a man entered the shop where I was working here in Maitland and asked me how he could find the one I knew as Jocko Graves. This middle-aged man told me he had brought his entire family up from Sydney to experience the sites of Morpeth and decided it was also […]
The end is near people… There are things in live that we love as a child and as we get older our peers or society in general frown upon you enjoying. If you rocked up to a playground to play on a swing by yourself you look odd and potentially may come off looking like a […]
We all know that all mothers consider their new born baby as the most beautiful thing in the world. Even if truthfully, it could be the ugliest thing ever to grace the planet with their recent arrival. But most of us will go along with it and say, “Ohhh what a lovely baby.” Sometimes ugly […]