Archive for February, 2010

Emily, Hastings Leader

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

Emily, Hastings-Leader, 27 January 2011

Mercurio’s Menu in Ecucha

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

Bon appétit: Eagle-eyed district residents may have spotted Paul Mercurio in the area during the week. The dancer turned television personality has been in Echuca all week filming an episode for his popular Seven Network show, Mercurio’s Menu. Read more on page 2. Photo: HOLLY CURTIS

“This moment is perfect”

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

if you can say that and absolutely believe it then you will have discovered a path to Nirvana. I say this because no matter what insurmountable obstacle or difficulty sits before, aft or to the side of you it will fade into insignicance. Yes things are tough, unfair, unjust and just plain suck at times but life too is full of perfect moments that we forget to acknowledge and honour and in doing so deny ourselves that which we seek constantly for – a profound place of peace – a place that is in easy reach to us all simply by acknowledging….:”this moment is perfect

Just another questionnaire

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Magazine and News Paper journos have become a lazy lot – well actually it is more likely their bosses cutting costs and so instead of beng interviewed face to face I am often sent a questionnaire asking if I could fill in the blanks using about 400 words and send it back. These questionnaires can cover subjects like whats in your shopping basket, 6 things you cant do with out, list your three geatest moments, list your three greatest failures etc you get the picture. So below is my response to the latest questionnaire sent to me asking that I write about 4 things I think are good, three that are bad and one ugly.
I thought I would post it here as I haven’t posted anything for a while and this is part of what I do and who I am. It may or may not stir people up a bit which may or may not be a good thing.
Thinking is not dangerous action with out thought is.
Beer — often called nectar of the gods and for good reason too. Not only does it taste good and make you feel quite pleasant (in moderation of course) but the making of it employs hundreds of people from farmers, chemists, truck drivers, manufacturers, marketers, publicans, chefs and of course brewers. So I feel good knowing every time I have a glass of the amber nectar I am helping to keep hundreds of Aussies in jobs!
Family — It is not always easy but it is fun, full of laughter, love and the smell of cooking onions and garlic and it makes me complete. It has made me a far far better man than I ever could have hoped to be.
Choice — some would say there are two choices in life – a good choice or a bad choice but I have discovered that there really is only one choice — and that is to choose Happiness. If you choose to be happy, you will be, and all other choices you make in life when you are in that happy state will be good ones because you were happy to make them.
Love — it is about the spiritual and positive connection to oneself and thereby to the world around us. It is infinite and insatiable the more you give the more you get — it makes the world go around.
Bad — Religion –More wars have been fought and more people have been raped, tortured, maimed and murdered all in the name of religion than for any other reason in the history of the world. Let’s face it the world would be a much safer and happier place if we did away with religion.
My disappearing hair line — it’s a bit like life really there is nothing you can do about it but make the best of it and just go along with the ride and eventually do the only thing left to you and shave your head.
Emission Trading Scheme/Politicians/Desalination Plants — it seems to me as a humble observer that there are many decisions being made by bored politicians without enough thought being put into them. How are fish in the sea supposed to cope with millions of tons of salt being added back into the ocean? How is the planet going to cope with the extra pollution created by burning the extra coal to create the extra power needed to run the Desal plant? How are any of us going to be able to pay the extra taxes on top of the extra charges being levied on all commodities by the lazy politicians because of this misguided idea of an ETS? The world is going mad.
Ugly — people that don’t smile. A simple smile is a wonderful gift not only does it spread joy it makes you feel good and also shows ones inner beauty!

Mercurio’s Menu, ep 3, Tazmania South

Thursday, February 4th, 2010