Monthly Archives: June 2014

Parents

Most people become parents at some time or other, and this is still true in spite of a supposed trend to childlessness in more couples. It is an ancient joke that the childless, in particular, the childless who do intend … Continue reading

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The Start of New Year

According to sources on the Internet, the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere occurs at 10:51 am UT on 21 June (this year, 2014). That translates to 10:51 pm in New Zealand. Just as in the Northern Hemisphere the start … Continue reading

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Is “schooling” an education?

Well, schooling should be an education. It should prepare the pupil for life. Dictionary.com has this as a prime definition of education: The act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgement, and … Continue reading

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Random musings

  My musings are pretty random anyway, so here’s some musings on randomness. Most people have an inkling of what the word ‘random’ means, but if you try and tie it down, it proves to be a concept that is … Continue reading

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Where sex came from

When I decide on a topic, I usually hold onto it in my mind, and maybe flesh out a few ideas mentally. I’ve mentioned this before. This topic suddenly came to mind for no good reason, and I haven’t thought … Continue reading

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