Uluru: to climb or not to climb? Should this ever have been an option?

Uluru – a monumental sandstone monolith – is the most majestic and magical natural wonder on the planet. I was fortunate to visit this iconic site in 2003 travelling through Australia’s Red Centre from Alice Springs. The weather was hot, the air dry and dusty. Finding some shade was the only comfortable option. But I…

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Do short people get the short straw? Just asking.

Today’s news featured a Canadian explaining what it’s like to be a short man in today’s society. Facts state plainly that shorter individuals in places like Canada, USA, and some European countries do not fare as well in the job market, on salary scales, and in society generally. How so? That shorter people are ‘inferior’…

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Inventive or Mean?Different takes on the same behaviour.

A few years ago I found a comprehensive book on crafting and creating, published by Reader’s Digest, in a charity (thrift) shop.The book’s title is ‘Create it Yourself’ and it covers such subjects as kitchen skills, jewellery making, patchwork, gardening, and natural skincare in just over 300 pages. It cost the princely sum of £2.50.What’s…

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