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Richard Denniss is Dead Right

In the interests of affirming that all Men are equal in death the names of the Roll of Honour in the Australian War Memorial are in equal font size. Now they are dwarfed by the names of sponsors such as … Continue reading

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Something Missing

Something Missing Have you ever walked down a familiar street and noticed that something has changed; that something is missing: a house, a tree, a bench? You try to picture what it is and how it looked before the change? … Continue reading

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Love, Life and Other Matters

 Love, Life and Other Matters In her book Love 2.0 (Hudson Street Press, 2013) Barbara Fredrickson encourages us to expand our idea of love beyond the constraints of limited, single-focused love of another. She suggests that the narrowed definition we … Continue reading

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At the Risk of Doing Something New

At the Risk of Doing Something New Listening to the TED talks almost always provokes thought. The TED talks are for me, one of the greatest benefits of the worldwide web. In a recent talk Daniele Quercia – (Is it a … Continue reading

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In Praise of Green Spaces

                 In Praise of Green Spaces Isabel Dalhousie, a character created by Alexander McCall Smith, is a philosopher. While driving through the countryside she ponders on the relationship between city and country. She … Continue reading