August miscellany

Feeling the cold? Here’s an option for you… woolley

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From a landlord friend:  “Just had a note from one of my tenants who is leaving after a 10 year stay. He says it’s the end of an error.

“I’m trying not to be insulted…”

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The author of Holy Sh*t, A Brief History of Swearing explains how swearing has evolved from Ancient Rome and Biblical times to today and even hints at what the future holds

http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/feck-a-history-of-swearing-from-the-very-first-f-to-the-21st-c-1.2676617

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How ironic that Presidential wannabe, Donald Trump stumbled and fell on the grave of a loyal Muslim US Military Captain, Humayun Khan killed in Iraq in 2004 (while working with his troops – on his day off). How awful that his parents had to feel the pain of his loss all over again .

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The reign of record hot months in 2016 continues, with last month claiming the title of hottest July on record globally, according to data released by NASA on Monday. The streak means that 2016 is still well on its way to upsetting last year as the hottest year on record.  Read more at: http://www.alternet.org/environ

 

 

 

 

 

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Paul Smith

Paul is a veteran journalist, non-fiction author and writing mentor. He has also served on boards ranging from TVNZ to UNESCO.