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Been meaning to post this for ages. Our nephew recently spent 6 months at sea, returning home a couple of months ago. He joined the Merchant Navy student programme last year and this was his first time away (I’m sure there is a proper navy term for that mind you…). He spent most of his…

Coming Down

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Dunno about you, but our Friday night was spent avoiding Children in Need. It’s just awful. But then I feel the same way about can-shakers on street corners… same thing, different exposure. Saturday and, after a quick stop off at Costco, we headed through to Dumbarton to help prepare the rest of the buffet for…

God* Bless America

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America has been on the receiving end of some harsh criticism recently, and a lot of it has been warranted. But who are we to criticise? What do we really know about America? For a lot of us, the occasional trip to a big city or a holiday resort, for others you only know what…

The Real African problem?

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The following was posted as a comment but I think it’s deserving of it’s own space – thanks to Hans for pulling together his thoughts, some of which I’d heard in isolation before, into a fascinating little article. Note that Hans wrote this, not me – I’ll pass on any comments about this to him,…

Why Amnesty?

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When I decided I would take part in this year’s Blogathon I spent some time deciding which charity I would support. Do I help fight illness, protect children, help the starving, protect abused animals? How do you choose one charity over another? By it’s very definition, charity relies on goodwill and generosity, so by choosing…

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Searching for wordsAt lunchtime today I will be going shopping. I will be buying a ‘joke’ gift. I should stress that I am buying it for someone else. Thing is I’m worried about how to phrase my request, which do you think: Can I have a plastic poo please? Can I have a fake turd?…

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Simplification

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Carey gets back to basics, and I must admit I’ve been thinking something similar as I’ve recently been pondering the ‘why’ and ‘who’ of this very website. Of course when Carey does it, it looks good, like a post ironic take on neo-modernism… or something… Anyway it again brings up the subject of ‘why’. I’ve…

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