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Quitting the Media: Part IV (Facebook)

Quitting the Media, Part IV, Making Use of Facebook’s Delete Delay (Click here for the ‘Quitting the Media’ series so far, with some ‘Confessions of a Former Liberal’ episodes included) Dealing with “the media” (or maybe the media industrial complex) … Continue reading

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What I Want for My Child – uh, Cat

Because I don’t have a child, I don’t care what happens to the country, the planet, race relations, the housing crisis or child poverty. Because I don’t have a child, I never do anything “good” because, you know, we do … Continue reading

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Men and Bicycles

“The bicycle is just as good company as most husbands and, when it gets old and shabby, a woman can dispose of it and get a new one without shocking the entire community.” –Ann Strong, Minneapolis Tribune, 1895

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The Cost and Company of Men

Over the last three plus months I have mainly been in the company of men, in the real world and on TV, due to the exigencies of age.  It is wearing.  Things  have improved since my mother’s day thanks only … Continue reading

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And No Birds Sing

The sedge is beginning to wither, there hasn’t been a puddle for months.  The fishpond, a sunken iron bath, required a top up every two days.  Sedge and Japanase anemones are flowering, both grow close to a concrete path, shallow … Continue reading

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Election 2014: Sliver of Silver Lining

Setting aside the economy, which I appreciate (a) one can’t do and (b) one shouldn’t do, here’s my non-expert election silver lining: Social and moral conservatism made no headway in this election. And keeping in mind aforementioned need to prioritise … Continue reading

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Dirty, Dirtier, Dirtiest Politics

I’ve finally finished Nicky Hager’s Dirty Politics.   I could have read it quickly.  It isn’t long and it wasn’t as though I wanted to savour its contents by reading slowly.  The exact opposite was true.  It took some willpower … Continue reading

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