Tag: Lifestyle

Karmic retribution

For a start, anyone who puts “teaching” in his/her url is to be treated with great suspicion and I certainly don’t go to anyone’s site to be “taught” something, as if he has “the answers”. I might go to learn…

Failure analysis and freedom

Freedom is not only political. The freedom you feel in the workplace is just as immediate to you as your freedom to have a say in the political process. I’m speaking here of the freedom of the employee to speak…

Straighten up and fly right

Unpopularity Warning:  You might just like to skip this post because it lams into a particular mindset in our society.  Not all readers will appreciate this.  Just sayin’ like. There are three political tendencies these days – actually, there always…

Parachutee quiz

What do these six have in common? Perhaps this might help.  No?  Try this. Look like disgruntled housewives, don’t they?  Or something the cat dragged in.  Can you identify more than two of them? All six have blighted the lives…

How Many Nudists Frolic With A Hoe…

…in an English country garden? Well, at least one: A keen naturist who loves gardening in the nude will stand trial for ‘outraging public decency’ after neighbours complained about seeing him naked. Well, stop looking! It is, after all, his…

There ARE differences

This is basically a reply from another post, hereby depersonalized and addressing the issue only. It’s crossposted from my place, as it seems to be a quiet day for posts so far. The old ways are no longer needed –…

With Friends Like These….

Are tobacco companies abusing freedom-of-information laws by asking for the raw data obtained by academics studying teenage smoking? Well, Maurice, since you’re director of the UK Campaign for Freedom of Information, why don’t you tell us? I mean, you’re surely…

Divorce – a conclusion

When data are suspect due to collection methods and lack of completeness, it is unwise to draw the conclusions you’d like. This is particularly so when other studies indicate the opposite of what common sense dictates. So it deserves closer…

Excusing behaviour

Dalrymple [heavily abridged] In some modern societies—and certainly Britain is one of them—satire is prophecy … for no idea is too absurd, it seems, for our political masters and bureaucratic elite to take seriously and put into practice—at public expense,…

After-church reading

I was interested to see Mr Higham’s piece on writing a constitution as a task in a process to right the country. I don’t disagree, but having a constitution by itself is not enough. A constitution becomes unstuck if the…