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GUEST POST: Waiting for the Messiah

2024-02-16T06:45:20+01:00Fri, 16th Feb '24, 06:45|

 I am a baby boomer. Born in 1944, I celebrated my 79th birthday last summer. My generation has lived through civil rights movements, the Vietnam war, the Cold Wars, the fall of the Berlin wall, 9/11, and musical and cultural movements, too many to mention, that were rebellious, challenged existing traditional values, and changed the [...]

GUEST POST: When money talks, nobody checks the grammar

2023-10-21T07:08:03+02:00Sat, 21st Oct '23, 07:08|

People who demolish and construct buildings are euphemistically termed “developers”. I say euphemistically because the definition of a developer is “a person or firm that improves raw land with labour and capital and arranges for utilities and essential services in order to sell sub-divided parcels of land or to build structures for rent and/or for [...]

GUEST POST: Of lockdowns and social distancing

2020-03-30T08:53:30+02:00Mon, 30th Mar '20, 08:53|

When COVID-19 first surfaced in China, we were told not to worry unduly, as seasonal flu and pollution killed more people, so everybody went about their business as usual. People kept socialising, eating out, and attending football matches and other events without a care in the world. By the time that governments and people started [...]

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