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QVB

Power, Labour, and Commerce. Above all. Power. Aloof, Sicilian marble stares since 1897. Dug up white. Sword & scales raised by the depression. Scroll of wisdom held tight and out of sight of us in hurry on the street below. Location: Queen Victoria Market Building Sydney Australia.

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One tree at a time.

The kingdom of Bhutan holds vast areas of natural forest. In fact Bhutan is the only country in the world that is carbon negative. This short video tells a story of Sonam Phuntsho, a forest caretaker who has planted over 100,000 trees by hand over the last 60 years. Despite the overwhelming and many would […]

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Nursing in the 1950’s

A few of my mum’s standout memories working as a nurse at Mount Gould Hospital, Plymouth in the 1950’s. The Korean war had just begun, Polio Vaccine was saving thousands of lives, and the legends of Lego and Sputnik were just about to be deployed. This was the time my mum did her nursing training […]

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Who shot JKF? Spoiler alert.

If, like me, you are a little prone to oil your jaded, skeptical and perhaps just a little too gullible opinions on the workings of big government with a nice juicy conspiracy theory or two, I think you will really enjoy this article by Jamie Palmer in the online magazine Quillette. In My misspent Years […]

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The Straight Dope.

I am about to suggest you go visit a clunky, visually sucky, probably unattended website way over in a less traveled region of the internet. Be warned, you may be gone for some time. Back in the mid 1980’s at the very time I was supposed to be studying for my nurses registration, a friend […]

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Free Solo.

Alex Honnold is an American climber who achieved notoriety in for his free-solo ascents of some of the most difficult mountain climbs in the world. Free-solo is the term used to describe climbing without the ‘protection’ of ropes, climbing partners or other equipment. One lapse in concentration, or miscalculation, or lack of belief in yourself […]

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November likable links.

I thought I would start a monthly list of articles that I found worth lingering on whilst skipping around the world-wide web. Here’s the first batch: Somewhere slower: Byron Bay – an updated list of our favourite spots. Courtney, Michael and their family are originally from London. After travelling around the world documenting their immersive […]

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Why meditate?

Information is Beautiful is a website founded by David McCandless that attempts to convey factual, evidence based information in graphic forms that bring clarity and understanding to the information. There are graphics on a wide range of topics from what a trillion dollars looks like (note the combined wealth of the 1%…..wow) to what are […]

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Paper Props.

If like me, you love books and journals and old paper documents, you are about to discover that Ross Macdonald might just have one of the coolest jobs in the known universe. And he definitely has one of the coolest work environments. Ross is a paper prop specialist. That is, he designs and creates documents, […]