Monthly Archives: November 2011

Guest Post: You Can’t Lock Up an Idea

  Sweetie is going to have to get his own blog soon. As we watch governments send police into city parks to forcibly remove the protesters along with their tents and belongings I can’t help think I’ve seen this somewhere before. … Continue reading

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Wry Sage Cracked Open

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I’ve spent the past four days in a former convent occupying a tiny room with a single bed, a small desk, a chair and a sink. No bathroom. That was down the hall with the shower. Shared by 17 other … Continue reading

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Fluffy Pants and Molehills

“A young lady is a female child who has just done something dreadful.” Miss Manners It’s strange how little things can sometimes bug the hell out of you. Sweetie and I did a bit of shopping the other day, trying … Continue reading

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Guest Blog – Garbage In, Garbage Out

This guest blog comes from my husband, a former political reporter now union negotiator. I received a couple of emails today. That’s not unusual. I get literally dozens a day. But these particular two got me thinking. Thinking about information, … Continue reading

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Letter from Italy #5

Last? in a short series of guest blogs. It seems I may have spoken too sooon. There is another contender for the next trip to Venice. I’m sure we can work it out. Or I’ll just have to thump her. … Continue reading

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Letter from Italy #4

Another in a short series of guest blogs. Good news – my sister has relented and says I can come with her next time. Well – sort of. Read on. If I lived in Rome, I would be elegant. I … Continue reading

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Letter from Italy #3

Another in a series of guest blogs from my sister as she travels in Italy. Without me. Buon Giorno, Roma! I start today’s dispatch from a very British style tea room at the bottom of the Spanish Steps. I am … Continue reading

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