Dementia is a subject which dominates this issue. It’s not just individuals who fear the onset of it. It’s the fact that huge numbers will suffer from it. After Covid 19, it is the next plague in waiting.

On a lighter note, Chris Bourn recalls a comic incident in his auditions for TVNZ. And they involve common or garden instruments.

Three cheers for Greece?

Before Euro-politics  wandered into Alice in Wonderland territory, we  asked if anybody else out there was quietly cheering for Greece as it took on the bullying bean counters of the IMF and the European Central Bank.

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For sale – sort of

The old bloke lived in an equally ancient villa in Mt Albert. It was, like him, in need of loving care – or that’s what we felt when he opened the door, bewhiskered and a little dazzled by the sudden light.

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