Annoying News Items: is it just me?

To clarify, it is not the actual News item. It is the ‘facts’ they use to support it. Today I read a News item about buying medication online. It is, potentially, a very dangerous thing to do and should be discouraged. Actually, it should be stopped. It can ruin lives. The drug in question was…

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On being told to be positive: or how to stifle emotional growth

Are you tired of being told to Be Positive when, at that moment, to you life sucks.

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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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Just how many Experts can we cope with?

There’s something of an ‘Expert’ epidemic: on radio, TV, social media – there they are spouting their stuff. Often the subject is so ‘niche’ that individuals with no seemingly relevant qualifications can set themselves up as a new fount of knowledge. With articles or a book written they self-promote, these days perhaps giving a TED…

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