Antithesis is Wayne Farley's commentary on how he see things, which is often at variance with those commonly held. He takes pride in his dissenting views, but respects those of others. The whole intent of his blog is to share experiences, stimulate thoughts and provoke conversations.

About Wayne

Wayne Farley spent the better half of his life working in Air Traffic Control and Safety Management in two jurisdictions. He started an aviation blog in 2009 and one year later a post titled "13 Characteristics of an Air Traffic Controller" launched him into the stratosphere.

Alongside his aviation career, Wayne has been designing websites, logos and just about anything that can be printed or posted online. Throught it all, he has been blogging on various topics both for himself and his customers.



book review

As an avid reader, I am perpetually amazed by stories of triump whether it is someone's life or a company that have persevered through a tangled web of obstacles.


our world

Local and international events shape our world. Everyone have opinions, and so do I. The only facts that matter are the lessons we learn and the paths we follow.



Morning runs, exotic foods, beer and travel are just some of the things that I enjoy. I am always happy to share my thoughts and experiences along the way.

recent posts


The Carpocalypse Has Arrived in Guyana

August 16, 2022

The sight of a roll-on roll-off vehicle carrier steaming towards Port Georgetown during my morning run provoked the thoughts of a carpocalypse in Guyana and a torrent of questions.

Supporting Small Businesses

Let's Support Small Businesses

September 6, 2021

Small businesses play an important role in our community. They provide that authentic hometown feel, provide employment, and increase economic activities within the community.

A Journey of 1000 Miles

A Journey of 1000 Miles

August 30, 2021

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. The longest and most arduous ventures have a starting point; What small step will you take today?

Do The Right Thing

Do The Right Thing

August 23, 2021

How will you be remembered after your life on Earth comes to an end? As I reflect on the life of Robert Singh, a man who played an important role in my professional career, the words "Do the right thing" continues to echo in my head.

Local Content

Local Content

August 16, 2021

In the wake of Guyana's attainment of the title Petrostate, there is a lot of talk about Local Content. What exactly are they espousing?

Georgetown Obstacle Course

Georgetown Obstacle Course

August 2, 2021

A walk through the streets of Georgetown is enough to register a serious cardiovascular workout. There are enough obstacles to rival the most challenging course every designed.

The Uncooperative Republic of Guyana

The Uncooperative Republic of Guyana

July 26, 2021

A casual glance at life in Guyana will quickly reveal that contrary to its name – Cooperative Republic of Guyana – few things are cooperative. Perhaps it's time for a change of name.

Sensory Harassment

Sensory Harassment

July 19, 2021

Guyana is awash with all manner of nuisances that harass the senses. From honking horns to booming music, these are just the tip of the iceberg

Police Officers Get a Boost to Fight Crime

Police Officers Get a Boost to Fight Crime

July 12, 2021

Police officers are at the frontline of crime-fighting in Guyana, but when the going gets tough, they do require a boost. Or should they?.

Georgetown Philharmonic Orchestra

Georgetown Philharmonic Orchestra

July 5, 2021

Many cities around the world are known for their philharmonic orchestras, some of which date back to hundreds of years. While I cannot pinpoint a start date for the Georgetown installment, this burgeoning city in Guyana is not to outdone.

How Do You Like Your Coffee?

How Do You Like Your Coffee?

June 28, 2021

Coffee is undoubtedly one of those beverages that can inspire a cult-like following and unwittingly turn you into an aficionado. I somehow got swept up in the religion and here are my confessions.

Coming Out Of The Fog

Coming Out Of The Fog

June 25, 2021

A perfect combination of temperature, dew point and moisture in the atmosphere conspired to form a thick blanket of fog never previously seen in Georgetown.

COVID-19 VAccination

COVID-19: Should you get vaccinated?

June 21, 2021

After more than a year of curfews, restrictions on public gatherings, mask wearing, hand sanitizing and other measures; a COVID-19 vaccine is available, and the debate is whether or not to get it.


Teotihuacán, The Ancient Mesoamerican City

June 1, 2020

Teotihuacán is an ancient Mesoamerican city located 25 miles northeast of modern-day Mexico City. It is home to pyramids built in the pre-Columbian Americas.


The Aeronauts

April 24, 2020

The Aeronauts is a movie following the adventures of scientist James Glaisher and aeronaut Amelia Wren in a balloon that eventually reached 36,000 feet.


Sounds of the Wild

April 22, 2020

The sounds of the wild have been around for millions of years, but the vast majority of these can only be heard miles away from civilization, and in urban areas if only we can mute the man-made noise.


The Color of Water

February 17, 2017

The 'Color of Water' is a book written by James McBride, a mixed race man born to a white Jewish mother and a black man. The book provides an insight into the tumultuous life of interracial couples and mixed children.


Winning is a Habit

February 15, 2017

University of Connecticut Women's Basketball Team Records 100th Straight Win – that was the headlines emblazoned across newspapers following the team's most recent win. Winning! It sounds surreal, but it has happened.


Frederick Douglass: Escaping Slavery

February 8, 2017

Historic accounts of slavery in the New World seemed like a colossal distance in time far removed from my reality. This is until I read Frederick Douglass' book Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass which transported me back to the horrors.


The Strength in Diversity

February 7, 2017

Whenever you are confronted with a problem that requires a solution, consider the strength in having a diverse group of people weigh in. The result could be monumental.


Habits of the wealthiest people

July 26, 2014

There are many self-made millionaires and billionaires who maneuvered their way from ordinary to extraordinary. We all have the potential to grow wealth likewise. Perhaps you can start by adopting some of their habits.


Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

December 6, 2013

Nelson Mandela epitomizes the words "freedom fighter", moving South Africa from decades of an apartheid system to a society where blacks were free.


Miracle in the Andes

March 11, 2012

The ultimate story of survival is set deep in the Andes mountain range in the middle of winter. The story dates back to the 1970′s but the lessons learned are as relevant today as it were back then.

inspiring quotes



Opportunities are everywhere, but we can't see them because we are blinded by prejudice. ~ Wayne Farley



Your mind is for having ideas, not for holding them. ~ David Allen



No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it. ~ Albert Einstein



Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. ~ Mahatma Gandhi


Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

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