Category Archives: Just wondering

Your very own self-awareness questionnaire

I’ve been holding off on reblogging this intriguing post for a while now, but the beginning of a new year seems like the perfect time. Karen, in the UK, writes on a number of topics in her blog Some Kind … Continue reading

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What the Bushmen of the Kalahari can teach us

Who would have thought that the longest “serving” hunter-gatherers on our planet, the San people of southern Africa, more commonly referred to as Bushmen, would have some important reminders for the rest of us. But a Christmas book I just … Continue reading

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Top posts of 2019 – and top countries for readership

Here it is, the last day of the year – and of a turbulent decade – and along with all the reviews of news, sports, culture, and investing, there are lots of bloggers posting a look at their year in … Continue reading

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Could you read a book from every country in one year?

That’s the task that British writer and blogger Ann Morgan set for herself back in 2012, inspired by the approaching 2012 London Olympics, to read a book from every country in a year. Just to be clear, that’s 196 books, … Continue reading

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Black Friday … or Buy Nothing Day?

I don’t usually do blog posts two days in a row, but a letter to the editor in our local morning paper made me decide to make an exception. Its message is so worth sharing. Full credit to its author, … Continue reading

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What do singing and baseball have in common?

If anyone had asked me that question a few weeks ago I just would have laughed. I love singing and I enjoy watching baseball on TV, but having anything in common, yeah, right! Until I attended a weekend choral workshop … Continue reading

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Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m 164?

This past week there was an intriguing opinion piece in Toronto’s Globe and Mail entitled “It’s only natural to rage against aging”. Written by David Sinclair and Matthew LaPlante, their overriding point is that there is no reason why we … Continue reading

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