Monthly Archives: April 2021

Ignorant opinions

(featured image: wayhomestudio via Freepik) There are many things about which we don’t know much, but that ignorance doesn’t stop us having an opinion An indoor swimming pool. The smell of chlorine in the air is palpable, and the kids … Continue reading

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When time is not money

(Featured image: Mona Tootoonchinia via Pixabay) Time is money, it is often said, but that doesn’t mean “no time” is equivalent to “no money” We are social beings, but we are also economists: we interact with others in various social … Continue reading

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There is more

(featured image: Zak/Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) We cannot possibly be aware of everything, but sometimes acting as if what we see is all there is can be embarrassing – or worse. A long time ago, when my hair was long … Continue reading

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Our behavioural fingerprint

(Featured image: pch.vector via Freepik) Fingerprints have long been associated with our identity, but more than a bit of skin at the tip of a finger, it is our behaviour that is characteristic of who we are There is a … Continue reading

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The temporary measure and the reference point

(Featured image: Shane Forster/Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0) Sometimes circumstances force us to make changes to what we normally do. But how do we avoid the temporary quietly morphing into the permanent? We have been under COVID-19 restrictions of one kind … Continue reading

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