Monday, March 19, 2012

If you hold a cat by the tail you learn things you cannot learn any other way.


This flower finds a way. East Derwent Highway, Lindisfarne. March 2012.

The Internet is a wonderful place filled with the rich and varied treasures of the world holds (as well as pictures of things that have been deep fried but should never have been deep fried.) The following are some things that I've had a look at in the last week. I call this: a Compendium of Click-throughs for Monday Morning...

  • This bloke used to hate Israel, then he went there. Some thoughts on reducing complex issues to bland homogeneities.

  • On that - and it seems almost redundant now - a plea against elevating Joseph Kony. It isn’t just a dis-empowering simplification, it is also irresponsibly naive.

  • Might there be hope? How about a piece on healing Guatemala's emotional scars from the civil war...

  • It’s political correctness gone mad! Dante's Divine Comedy is 'offensive and discriminatory'...

  • The New Statesman asked a collection of writers, activists and politicians the same question: if feminists could campaign on only one issue over the next year, what should it be?

  • Why do nations fail? Largely because their leaders are greedy, selfish and ignorant of history...

  • Parenting advice from the 1920s: "Never hug and kiss them," he wrote, "never let them sit on your lap. If you must, kiss them once on the forehead when they say good night. Shake hands with them in the morning." More here!
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