Monthly Archives: November 2012

Big Brother of 2012

I am reading Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell, well worth a reread, since so much of it is actually happening now. There are also some interesting differences between the book and now. My teenage son found the book boring because … Continue reading

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It’s What We Do

When I worked in a school, one of my worst experiences was a particular Maths class when they had a supply teacher. If the usual teacher was present, they were a nice class, but when they had a supply teacher, … Continue reading

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Human Procurement Centres

It has been bugging me for a while that NO-ONE EVER ATTACKS SWITZERLAND. This is really peculiar. Why not? International law is not normally an obstacle if your objective is to go around killing people by means of a war. … Continue reading

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Goodies and Baddies

A while ago, a picture came out of the Dalai Lama and Prince Charles laughing together. This was somewhat challenging to me as I thought the Dalai Lama to be a goodie, and Prince Charles to be a baddie. What … Continue reading

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Do As You Are Told Days

It was the Royal Wedding in 2011 that got to me the most. The prime minister decrees that everyone, all the citizens of his nation, can have the day off work! (or school). What a generous government we have indeed, … Continue reading

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The Corporate Cooperative Monopoly

The Co-operative gives the appearance that it’s an ethical, local, friendly sort of business. Not even a corporate, because its owned by its members! So when we get fed up with the corporates, we can all flock to the Co-op … Continue reading

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Monasteries and Mothers

On 11th November this year, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I had been meditating on monastries for an hour, the hour around 11 o’ clock that is normally dedicated to death worship. I have always been drawn to … Continue reading

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