Category Archives: Classics

Salomé

Whenever I take the trouble to watch an opera, I am always just a little surprised each time, because I really enjoy it.  Yet I have never considered myself an opera fan.  It helps a great deal if I know … Continue reading

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Aesop Reviewed

I chose at random a fable by Aesop, to see if the moral it presents has stood the test of time. Commentary: The moral seems to be a valid one, but on closer examination, the example given is so literally … Continue reading

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Flashback and Update: Ten Rules for Motorcyclists in Fiji

Searching for a piece I thought I wrote, but could not find, I came upon the following list of rules I first published in October 2009.  I believe it has relevance for places other than Fiji.  Years of empirical evidence … Continue reading

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Red Adair

I was thinking the other day of Red Adair, the famed fighter of oil well fires.  He was renown for his courage, ingenuity and cool demeanour when in the direst situations. His nickname of ‘Hellfighter’ as well-earned, and his name … Continue reading

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End of the Year

I am told that people who blog about their employers, and what goes on at their workplace, may find it difficult to find future employment.   I can say that as from Christmas Eve, Michelle, my very valued and respected … Continue reading

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2013 in review

In 2013, there were 143 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 1,338 posts. There were 326 pictures uploaded Continue reading

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Before the morn ye’ll work mischief…

Her majesty the Quoon was visiting a hospital in Edinburgh. She approached one old chap in the wards, and said “How are you today my good man?” “Ach” he replied. “Ma twin misfortunes – Barren land and fertile women!. “He … Continue reading

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