Monthly Archives: December 2016

Laura Mvula warns school cuts will leave music as preserve of the wealthy

This is a thoughtful piece from the Guardian by Laura Mvula on the need to continue supporting and encouraging a broad base of subjects in school.  Especially music. Those of you who know me will know, I play the guitar, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Grit: the power of passion and perseverance. Angela Duckworth

Book Review: Grit: the power of passion and perseverance. Angela Duckworth of the University of Pennsylvania. This book is also the subject of a thoughtful TED talk…, “Grit: The power of passion and perseverance.” I was bought up with the … Continue reading

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Clitoris vs vagina: When studying the female orgasm, the whole is more than the sum of its parts

This is a taboo area for me. I’m nervous about this stuff but as we seek sustainable and beautiful ways of life honest and loving relationships are essential.   So we must be more open about our sexuality.  What is … Continue reading

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Doctors Explain How Hiking Actually Changes Our Brains

It is summer here in New Zealand.  And many of us are on our holiday.  We are getting outside, walking the dog and generally relaxing.  Walking, tramping is mind improving. Get off your computer, go for a walk. While it … Continue reading

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Can creativity beat death? New study suggests creatives worry less about dying — ScienceDaily

I find this encouraging, especially at a time when, it seems to me, the forces of destruction are in ascendance.  Those of us who seek to build:  families, buildings, songs… anything; we fear death less.  My view has always been, … Continue reading

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Beauty has a dark side: Morbid curiosity explained — ScienceDaily

Everyone loves a good train wreak.  Eric G. Watson. This book, which I have not read looks fascinating; now on my reading list. I  view curiosity as one of my most important motivators.  Why else would I spend so much … Continue reading

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This Is What An Ancient Egyptian Woman Looked LIke

This is interesting.  A mummies head was scanned and her features reconstructed.  A fascinating project for the students and scientists involved and great to read.  Additionally, she was anaemic probably because of parasites. Using the latest technology and hours of … Continue reading

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Cross Connect Magazine

Source: Cross Connect Magazine Follow the link to see more of these amazing artworks. Amazing.

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Sounds from the sea: Sperm whale pod clicks – world of whales

This is wonderful.  Please take time to listen to a sound of nature.  Remember life will prevail on Earth whatever humans do.

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In lament of the NZ Farm – Pure Advantage

Toward a resilient and sustainable way of life in New Zealand we must diversify away from intensive agriculture.  Business as usual is an enormous risk.  Here is why. On the road to becoming the Detroit of agriculture. Colleague and Christchurch … Continue reading

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