Category Archives: Odds and Ends

Thoughtful Thursday: spreading kindness

Kindness seems to be in short supply these days in many parts of the world. We need all we can get, now more than ever in such stressful, uncertain times. Hopefully these kindness quotes will resonate with you. Pick one … Continue reading

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Thoughtful Thursday: leading a meaningful life

For most people in the northern hemisphere, Labour Day is the real mark of a new year. School begins, activities resume that have been in recess during the summer, and as summer starts to fade – and the glorious colours … Continue reading

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Thoughtful Thursday: Choosing hope

 

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Let’s try to concentrate on the little things

I had planned to offer some thoughts on the topic of Acceptance today, but that idea got too deep too fast. It seemed better to post something to help lighten our mood. But what?! Lighthearted topics don’t come easily in … Continue reading

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The big blogging question of the day: What lessons have you learned during the pandemic?

Boy, people seem to be learning lots and lots of lessons during these troubling times of pandemic lockdown, if the number of blog posts on this topic are anything to go by. It’s also a question that’s starting to annoy … Continue reading

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Zoo Animals Ask Humans How They Like Being Isolated In Tiny Habitats With Minimal Exercise — The Out And Abouter

Following on yesterday’s post about animals in the wild in Botswana, my favourite satirist, Paul Duncan, gives us an important reminder on behalf of our animal friends in zoos. The COVID-19 pandemic has put us in a human version of … Continue reading

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Looking at demographic changes from 1950-2020 using maps

The maps that I am sharing on today’s Map Monday are taken from an excellent interactive site maintained by the Institut National d’Études Démographiques in France. These are screen shots of a few of the categories of demographic data provided … Continue reading

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Technology – a gift for providing community in troubled times

The Internet was first developed by scientists for scientists, to allow scientists around the world to share data and enhance their ability to add to the body of scientific knowledge. A noble concept! With the now ubiquitous use of the … Continue reading

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