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  • How to breathe easier in our cities

    02 May 2020

    Things to do so we can breathe easier in our cities Remove through motor traffic from residential streets and extend pavements near shops, schools and parks to make walking safe and enjoyable for transport and exercise. Introduce safe access routes on...

  • Learn to cherish 

    03 May 2020

    Look at the abundance you have and if you have some extra, give to someone who doesn’t. Learn to cherish what you do have, not whine about what you don’t, because, I promise, there are tens of millions out there who would kill for a tenth of what you...

  • spreading disease is not trivial.

    04 May 2020

    I was surprised at the high standard of public hygiene in Italy Toilets, whether publicly provided or in cafes etc. seem to be of a very high standard - Attendants are common. And hand washing in the men's toilets far more frequent than in England. washing...

  • Great simple breakfast

    05 May 2020

    Great simple breakfast from a health food cook book about 1970. 2 cups oats(theyare already cooked,by the way-old fashioned kind...). 1 cup wheat germ, 1/2 cup raisins,.. 1/2 cup honey... quarter cup walnuts(optional). .couple tbl brewers yeast(optional)...

  • a peculiar form of gender equality.

    05 May 2020

    During the Pagan Era in early Middle Ages, Slavic women enjoyed great independence and sovereignty. Medieval authors give us a large-scale picture of woman's activity. A woman could occupy the same niche as a man did, in other words be "sorcerer", "warrior"...

  • trashing one's home

    06 May 2020

    Regular waves of infection are an inevitability. There won't be future lockdowns, the purpose of this one was to build field hospitals and temporary mortuaries before health services were overwhelmed - that work has now been done. There is no guarantee...

  • I have not been to Moscow yet ....

    06 May 2020

    I have spent many a happy day exploring London Underground's stations, mostly but not only the 1930s architecture. It is surprising how little it dates. Another couple of pleasant days can be spent exploring the Brussels Metro where every station bar...

  • a right to be there

    08 May 2020

    It's human nature to get irritated when encountering groups using the same infrastructure in different ways. Lorry drivers, taxi drivers, car users, motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians can all get annoyed by each others' quirks. But they all have...

  • important steps to learn a language:

    08 May 2020

    There are some important steps if you’re really willing to learn a language: Watch everyday Movies!! Movies or TV shows with the audio language that you’re learning helps you a lot for improving your listening skills. Use Flashcards! Flashcards are a...

  • Lovely wisdom German quotes 

    08 May 2020

    Lovely wisdom German quotes Übung macht den Meister (Practice makes perfect) Bald reif hält nicht steif (Early ripe, early rotten) Nur die Harten kommen in den Garten (Only the strongest survive) Alles hat ein Ende, nur die Wurst hat zwei (Everything...

  • Kilcreggan-Gourock ferry

    08 May 2020

    THE Scottish Government has promised there will be no change to fares or timetables when state-owned operator CalMac Ferries Ltd takes on responsibility for the Kilcreggan-Gourock ferry service next month. After years of campaigning, the route will finally...

  • The Saint of Coronavirus

    08 May 2020

    In the middle of the 14th century, the plague - also called “The Black Death” - also also called “The Greatest Catastrophe Ever” - ravaged Europe, killing 50 million people, or about 60% of the population (a vastly higher death rate than coronavirus),...

  • Coinnichidh na daoine far nach coinnich na cnuic.

    08 May 2020

    A A' bhiast as mutha ag ithe na beiste as lugha. Translation: Big fish eat little fish. English equivalent: Men are like fish; the great ones devour the small. Meaning: "Small organizations or insignificant people tend to be swallowed up or destroyed...

  • expendable in pursuit of power,

    08 May 2020

    A sign of decaying civilization when truth becomes expendable in pursuit of power, no matter what the cost. Covid 19 has exposed all of those governments where truth has been sidelined. Yet as the corpses pile up, its hard to spin your way out of such...

  • a world of dizzy pleasures!

    09 May 2020

    Welcome to a world of dizzy pleasures! Planting from seeds It is easy to find great online catalogues, but get to know your neighbours - swopping cuttings, plantlets and a love of plants is the best way to learn and enjoy. Before you get going with seeds,...

  • Braiding with words

    09 May 2020

    When you write, it’s like braiding your hair. Taking a handful of coarse unruly strands and attempting to bring them unity. Your fingers have still not perfected the task. Some of the braids are long, others are short. Some are thick, others are thin....

  • Dreams in isolation

    10 May 2020

    I've just started having dreams that involve loads of real people from my past and present. It's the effect of isolation on me and it's happened before under other circumstances. I keep telling myself that people pay good money for silent retreats and...

  • greed is destroying the planet.

    10 May 2020

    mankind's greed is destroying the planet. Which will in turn destroy mankind. Coronavirus might be the saviour of man. It is time to end our mindless slaughter of species, which is becoming an orgy of extinction. It is time to change our industries into...

  • time to consider down-sizing

    11 May 2020

    The danger is that the only comparison point you have is to "the way things were" and without being Cassandra-like about it, those times are not coming back any time soon. I think I can reassure you that the prospect of you having to commute every day...

  • a can of tuna and a can of beans

    11 May 2020

    I'm quite proud of how I'm stretching a can of tuna and a can of beans these days. It actually began with seeing too many travel shows and longing for the Mediterranean. So I decided to bake a batch of dinner rolls in the Mediterranean style: just flour,...

  • The Coronavirus effects the brain

    12 May 2020

    The old maxim, Feed a Cold Starve a Virus was found to have truth to it some years ago. The loss of your taste is probably a bodily defence to lower your metabolic rate by stopping eating so much so the virus has less energy to work with whilst the body’s...

  • criminal misappropriation of precious resources

    12 May 2020

    If the success of any country - its economy, culture and civil society - depends to a large extent on the ingenuity and education of its citizens then we do indeed need to rethink or educational policies. We must focus more attention on recognizing and...

  • around smiling and smirking

    13 May 2020

    Transparency is key in a crisis - so why isn't the British government being straight with us? we have clique in power that have given us brexit...... what were the consequences of lying through their teeth for 3+ years ... they got re-elected with a majority............

  • Probablly the end of UK

    14 May 2020

    In Great Britain, the infection has spread unchecked longer than it should have. The wave of infections also spread from the hospitals to the old people’s homes, which could also have been avoided. The government is now trying to pretend to the public...

  • together in a common cause

    14 May 2020

    The state in order to properly rule needs Consent Consent gained from an open society An open government Officials that are open Shared open documents We have many luxuries Life is not a luxury Health is not a luxury So much of our life is not a luxury...