Monthly Archives: December 2012

Very clever children.

Parents creating celebrities of their very clever children are not only creating spectacles of them for their, the parents’, vicarious pleasure and/or self-esteem but exposing them to psychological damage. ☺ Advertisements

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The rules of cricket.

For some years the width of the webbing between the thumb and fore finger of  wicket keepers’ gloves has been gradually reduced from the liberal width it had attained. This reduction was effected because the extra width was deemed to … Continue reading

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Women’s equality at law.

The persistent inequality of women at law in most countries stems from the fact that the laws were originally written by men for men and, to date, most governments are comprised mostly of men. ☺

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Walled in rivers.

When we wall in rivers and streams, or any body of water, we set back, if not kill, all life that would normally live in and around the banks. ☺

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Fourfold success.

To attempt something positive is success. To persist in that attempt is success. To complete it unsuccessfully is success. To complete it successfully is success.   ☺

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The value of gold.

In the Christmas Eve Mass at the vatican the predominant single colour was gold – almost flaunted. ☺

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A matter of priorities.

Pensioner defers non-essential dental work for two or three years to enable his  periodic contribution of $2,000 towards the education abroad of a poor young man from the East. He told his dentist, “His need is greater than mine.” ☺

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