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Monthly Archives: July, 2018

Fundraiser by Swarndeep Gill : Road to Independence

    “… relocating to a deeply religious sect in the South to be closer to her parents who had been transferred there by the military. The trauma of her … Continue reading

July 31, 2018 · 11 Comments

Mostly pictures

Summer girls are here and out for the day to Albi – I was going to go with them but when I saw the temperature was going to be 35º … Continue reading

July 31, 2018 · 45 Comments

More dining-room-inations and some pergolating

The blue-grey is going up as I type. The blank space in it is for the Palmeraie (wall)paper after Carl Blechen. I’m in the last stages of the ebonising of … Continue reading

July 22, 2018 · 25 Comments

Of ridiculous things to say

Yes, Richard, it must be cultural. Either that or senility. Church bells are an absolute invasion of people’s right to reasonable peace and quiet. I make an effort not to be … Continue reading

July 18, 2018 · 43 Comments

Mazamet: Creating a new life in the South of France – Interview for MainlyMale on Medium

“We moved to France in December of 2014. We rented a little cottage smack in the centre of the country, outside of Bourges, and used that as our base for … Continue reading

July 14, 2018 · 43 Comments

For Brexiters, truth is what you believe – even if it’s a lie | Opinion | The Guardian

“… It was shameless, a degradation of our public life. But sealed in the bubble of her ideology, protected by a right-wing press locked in the same bubble, she was … Continue reading

July 9, 2018 · 14 Comments

Religion as a Tool in Social Dominance Theory

“Social dominance theory was put forth by two researchers, Jim Sidanius and Felicia Pratto, in 1999. Specifically, Sidanius and Pratto attempted to explain how, and why, social structures seemed to … Continue reading

July 6, 2018 · 34 Comments

Dame Gillian Lynne 1926-2018. Once upon a time.

  Dame Gillian Lynne, who has died at the age of 92, quite simply changed the way we think of dance. Her husband, actor Peter Land, announced on Twitter the … Continue reading

July 3, 2018 · 15 Comments