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Doing things differently since 1984

Scotland Decides!

In less than one week, Scotland will have the opportunity to decide if it wants to be completely independent from the UK. I’ve been following the news rather closely, and … Continue reading

September 12, 2014 · 5 Comments

Facts are Facts…. Right?

I’ve got a confession to make.  I want everything to be simple, easy, cut-and-dry.  I am a literalist.  If I say something, that’s what I mean.  If you’re dropping subtle … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · 5 Comments

Looking at the World through its Parents

More and more I am realizing how much society is driven by parents.  I don’t just mean our society – but all societies ever.  I don’t think there is any … Continue reading

May 8, 2013 · 6 Comments

Confessions of a History Major

It may be of interest to a few people that Margaret Thatcher, the first female prime minister of Great Britain, died today.  My first thought?  “Oh, Margaret Thatcher!  She’s the … Continue reading

April 8, 2013 · 11 Comments

Rethinking Money

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about money.  Not so much in terms of my bank balance, but about money itself.  We work to get money to get other things. … Continue reading

October 4, 2012 · 15 Comments

Separation of What from Whom?

I think it’s time for me to creep out of my hidey-hole of WordPress Stalking (I’m still a faithful reader) and actually write something on here. The thing is, I … Continue reading

August 8, 2012 · 24 Comments

Is Time Speeding Up?

You don’t have to go far to find someone who feels rushed these days.   Compared to our ancestors, we spend far less time preparing food, travelling, cleaning, building and repairing … Continue reading

June 8, 2012 · 13 Comments