Tuesday , March 28 2023

Culture and Society

Friday femme fatales

In answer to that endlessly circulating question “where are all the female bloggers?”, I’ve decided to make a weekly collection that answers: HERE! Why “femme fatales”? Because these are killer posts. This week’s is drawn from my own blogroll, but in the next week if you read, or write, a …

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Not-So-Naughty Bits

Maybe it’s because I work in computers for a living and know firsthand the perils of Version 1.0 (of anything), but when it comes to technology, I’m no early adopter. I’m a Mac specialist, but I learned to use OSX only when I had to support other OSX users. I’m …

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The joy of the carnival

Blogs are wonderful, but there are millions of them, and how do you find like-minded souls among the multitudes? Like many bloggers, I suspect, my initial discoveries were random, but I soon learnt to follow others’ blogrolls. But after a while that becomes horribly circular. One way to break out …

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Road sense

As a city cyclist, one of the banes of my existence is ridiculously large vehicles, particularly 4WDs. (SUVs in American parlance.) Many of their drivers seem utterly unaware of the poor visibility of these hulks, or indeed even of their real size – near had my shoulder taken off by …

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Bullying (and bullied) girls

Two books about the horrible things done to girls, most often by other girls. One is the application of the label “school slut”. Now I think about it, every school, college and similar collection of adolescents or young adults with which I have been involved had a school slut, or, …

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Julia Child

Julia Child died today in Santa Barbara, California at the age of 91. Serious foodies and those of us old enough to remember her first television appearances know that Julia revolutionized cooking in America. Her television career began in Boston in 1963, and for those of us who grew up …

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