Category Archives: People

Naked Truth

Originally posted on lifelessons – a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown:
His truths are vile graffiti scrawled in charcoal on a wall, your belief in them, immobile—not budgeable at all. You spout online rhetoric not based on any fact, using a…

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The First 100 Days …

Originally posted on Filosofa's Word:
If a president serves his entire four-year term, he will have been president for 1,459 days.  The first 100 days are some sort of a marker, though they are less than 15% of his…

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An open letter to all billionaires, everywhere

Dear Sir or Madam, In August 2020, Jeff Bezos became the richest man on the planet. Not only that, but he became the first person ever to exceed a personal wealth of US$200 billion (and that during a pandemic, too, … Continue reading

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Marcus Brigstocke on Religion: Part Two of Two

I have to admit, I did swear a bit myself this week. I was reading the Daily Express newspaper — I say ‘newspaper’, that’s overstating it a bit, unless Princess Diana’s mysteriously easy to explain death is still news; however, … Continue reading

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Goon morning!

In these bizarre days, I think we could all use a good laugh. The coronavirus brings to mind — because of the association in my head with an episode called ‘The Spon Plague‘ — the inimitable Goons, all of whom … Continue reading

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Marcus Brigstocke on Religion: Part One of Two

Hello! I’d like to start this week with a request, and this one goes out to the followers of the three Abrahamic religions: to the Muslims, Christians and Jews. It’s just a little thing really, but do you think that … Continue reading

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The wolves within: a Cherokee legend

An old grandfather said to his grandson, who came to him with anger at a friend who had done him an injustice, “Let me tell you a story. “I too, at times, have felt a great hate for those that … Continue reading

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Winners create history

Those who cannot learn from history are destined to repeat it. (– various attributions) Great quote. But learning from the past can be tricky… While thumbing through a copy of New Scientist I came across a reference to a German … Continue reading

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The case for optimism on climate change

March, 2016: This video may be four years old, but it still shows promise…. (25 mins) November, 2018: Trump is on the scene now — but can he stop a steamroller? (6 mins) April 2020: Coronavirus and climate change (51 … Continue reading

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Do you know where your towel is?

Calling all hoopy froods: it is (at the time of writing) 42 days until Towel Day! Towel Day is celebrated every year on 25 May as a tribute to the late author Douglas Adams. On this day, fans openly carry … Continue reading

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