Michael Segarty

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Careers in Web Design, Editing and Web Hosting, Domain Registration, Journalism, Mail Order (Books), Property Management. I have an avid interest in history, as well as the Greek and Roman classics. For inspiration, I often revert to the Golden Age (my opinion) of English Literature, Poetry, and Drama, up to the end of the Victorian Era. "Let us, then, be up and doing, With a heart for any fate; Still achieving, still pursuing, Learn to labor and to wait." H.W. Longfellow.

If You Owe It, You Must Pay It Back

There is a saying: “Your word is your bond.” If you owe something, you must pay it back. One of the first lessons we all learn is that when we make sacrifices for what we want in life, we must pay back what we owe. There were two good friends, Lan and Qiu, who lived […]

Dynamic Philosophies of Life: Imaginary Dialogue Between Laozi and Socrates

The period between 800 B.C. and 200 B.C. is known as the most glorious era in the history of human thought. During this time, people of great wisdom, who laid down the philosophies of life and the belief systems for later generations, appeared in the East and West. Two of those great sages, Laozi and Socrates, […]

3 Kinds of People Are Hard to Find: Cherish Them in Your Life

There is a certain kind of individual that is rare to have in your life. Time will reveal whether the people that come into your life are merely passing acquaintances or special souls who come into your world for you to cherish for an entire lifetime. Cherish your true friends, because they all have three special […]

Sad Tale of a Rich Businessman and His 4 Wives

A rich businessman had four wives. He loved his fourth wife the most. He gave her beautiful clothes to wear, gave her delicious food to eat, and he looked after her very well. He gave her the best of everything. He also loved his third wife. He was quite proud of her, always showed her […]

Struck by a Meteorite, Her Life Was Changed Forever

Seeing a “shooting star” silently glide through the night sky, even though it may last only a matter of seconds, is a glorious and awe-inspiring sight. Occasionally, we hear of fragments of meteorites falling from the sky and hitting someone or a village. There are also stories of people selling space rock fragments and getting rich […]

Son Honors a Very Special Mother

A long, long time ago, a son lived with his mother because his father had passed away many years previously. The man worked in the fields every day and his mother took care of the household chores. Days seemed to be quiet in the field, except that the man had a hot temper. His mother brought lunch […]

The Rich Are Worth Just a Few Dollars More

We share 3 wisdom and insight stories to help you take another look at your life’s balance sheets to determine whether you are rich, very wealthy, or poor. You may be surprized at what you find. 1. How to know if you are really rich or poor A rich Singaporean who was known for his […]

New Zealand: A New World, a New Life, With Endless Possibilities

There are many reasons for people from China wanting to migrate to New Zealand. It is a peaceful, stable, democratic, and prosperous country with great people, great scenery, and good quality of life. Mary chose New Zealand because of her family pressuring her to get married. She left China when she was 33. Mary once […]

Elderly Man Tricked a Rich Boy Into Losing His Fortune

Born into a respected family with wealth, riches, and good fortune, you would imagine that that is a great start in life. There was once a rich boy who indulged excessively in drinking and gambling until he lost all his wealth and inheritance, and was driven to desperation. At the time of his despair, an elderly […]

The Legendary Tale of Houyi and Chang’e, Goddess of the Moon

Legends are like the shifting sands of a desert — forever changing and hard to grasp. This Chinese legend of Houyi and Chang’e is no exception, and many different versions have been passed down. The Jade Emperor, the ruler of Heaven, had 10 unruly sons. One day, they transformed themselves into 10 suns, heartlessly scorching […]

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