Category Archives: Organizations

Because.

Well worth reading. Educated women are the world’s  future. SundayReview | OP-ED COLUMNIST What’s So Scary About Smart Girls? MAY 10, 2014 Nicholas Kristof WHEN terrorists in Nigeria organized a secret attack last month, they didn’t target an army barracks, a police department or … Continue reading

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Ah Me, Ah My

Life is full of little difficulties when one has only one fully functional arm.  I have a steadily  increasing appreciation of the problems facing the metaphorical one-armed paperhanger. Tasks such as hanging a calendar, putting things in high cupboards, cleaning … Continue reading

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Science Friction

Among the movies Kane dropped around was a copy of Thrive. I saw the name Deepak Chopra associated with it, and was immediately suspicious.  I looked it up on IMDB. What I learned was enough to make me decide not … Continue reading

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The Great Career Limiting Move

A year ago today, I wrote of the Australia Day Breakfast, and that it did not have my official sanction.  I am pleased to report that this year the event is authorised by a permit issued with my signature, and … Continue reading

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Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?

Every community has one.  There is a gentleman in the Shire (we shall call him Mr Smithbrownjones) who, when he is taking his medication, is a decent sort, as most people are.  However, at other times he is best described as … Continue reading

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We Didn’t Start the Fire

The days have been hot and dry lately. The night before last it was still 32 degrees celsius at 11pm when I went to bed. Last night was a much more pleasant and cool at a mere 24 degrees at … Continue reading

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Erica

There are very few of my old colleagues and friends with whom I have stayed in touch over the years  To my shame I have not been a very good correspondent at all, though I usually get off an emailed … Continue reading

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Good Reading

Some time ago I finished  A Dance with Dragons, the latest (so far) volume of A Song of Ice and Fire  (Game of Thrones) and I am eager for the next to be published.  I have not become so interested in the fates … Continue reading

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Optimism

There has been, I note, a slight trend towards negativity in my recent posts. Winter cold and the resultant arthritic pain, coupled with the tiredness and loss of concentration caused by lack of quality sleep, along with the depressing memories … Continue reading

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Mother Teresa Revisited

In the light of new evidence, I withdraw my support for the beatification of Mother Theresa. One by one the icons of my generation fall. Mother Teresa: anything but a saint… VENDREDI, 01 MARS 2013 16:24 NEWS The myth of … Continue reading

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