Monthly Archives: March 2011

Be careful what you ask for

We try to pass on lessons through story-telling. There are repeating patterns which show up in fairy tales or stories of ancient battles of derring-do. A popular story involves the granting of three wishes. You know the one – our … Continue reading

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Water – a tale of two countries

When we talk about human rights, freedom and liberty, we often forget that a most fundamental need for human beings is the freedom to access clean water. We need water more than democracy or freedom. Without it we die pretty … Continue reading

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Newspeak

Today’s winner of the 1984 ‘BlackWhite’ prize goes to the BBC web page with theĀ  title: ‘US warplane crash-lands in Libya‘. The article goes on to say that both crew members ejected safely. As someone who has flown military aircraft … Continue reading

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Priorities

Remember Chernobyl? It’s explosion spread radioactive material from the Ukraine to Scotland, with an estimated 4000 dead – so far. The temporary cover that was put over the reactor is in danger of collapse, a collapse which would have serious … Continue reading

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