“WHITHER GOES’T THOU”? – By Des Kelly    Answering the above question, William Shakespeare, of a latter era (of course), would assure us that if one wished to experience four Seasons in one day, Melbourne, Australia would have to be the only City in the whole wide World where this would be possible. It did not really matter whether the weather began with Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter, people in Melbourne would be expected to be suitably attired, or face the consequences. One would think that Melbourne- born Australians would be quite used to the vagaries of climate-change, but, no, it seems quite impossible for anyone to climatize accordingly. Anyway, Melbourne is still the best City in the World, so, if the question Whither goes’t thou ?, is put to me, my answer would unhesitatingly be, Melbourne, for Your’s Sincerely,  Desmond Kelly. (Editor-in-Chief) eLanka. ...

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“AS WINTER BECKONS” – By Des Kelly Charmaine Gunatillake has written a very good piece of advice for all of us. “And, then, it is Winter,” clearly shows,  Each and every one of us follow the four Seasons, Spring, when we are born, Summer, as we go thru life, it’s good and bad, happy and sad, Autumn, the age of retirement, to either reap the benefits of a life well lived, or, end up bankrupt, sad and sorry for ourselves, financially speaking, to “finish-up”, “As Winter Beckons”, cold, homeless, and sleeping on the Streets, somewhere.This is sometimes, the reality of it. Finally, as Winter makes it’s way thru life, as Charmaine says, WE DIE!!.It all sounds very final, but folks, it is the Gospel truth. We are born, we live, we get old (only to be thrown on the scrapheap),in many cases, and then we  “cark-it”, as they say in Australia. I think ...

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