I live on a smallholding in South Africa. I have degrees in psychology and literature, and my interests lie in enhancing life for all. You can contact me through my website, or my blog: Through my window.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Vividly. It was about a poor girl who longed to live in a house some distance from her home. She imagined that it would be a beautiful house because the of the golden shine on its windows. In the end she walked all the way to the house, just to discover it was a dirty, mean looking place - it had been the sun lighting up the windows which had made it beautiful.
Describe your desk
I work on my laptop, so change places and views. At the moment I am in my lounge on the couch, stretching my arms rather as my Siamese cat squeezed in between the laptop and me. It's raining outside.
This book explores what lies behind our behavior, so that we can adjust and balance our lives. It gives insight into psychological ailments, such as depression and addictions . We naturally adapt to circumstances, which can cause bad habits to form. Make the right moves and cut out circuitous loops of behavior that have negative consequences. Cut out hassles - learn to surf life!
Barry is embroiled in the mystery and adventure of missing diamonds hidden by his great grand-father in Namibia. He helps his grand-father and two aunts unravel the clues to their missing inheritance - but there are villains who have been searching for the same treasure since the time when the diamond mine of Kolmanskop was in operation in the nineteen-twenties.