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war talk

We had an interesting ride back from London, my husband and I. Behind us, on the plane, there was a couple with three young boys, about 7, 5 and 3, their ages. The eldest two were sitting right behind us with another passenger. The boys’ parents were in the seats behind, with their youngest sibling. … Continue reading


This post is not specifically about cultures. Rather, about an argument I recently encountered on the subject. I asked a guy what the current minister for culture in Malta does about the country’s cultural development considering that he also runs the ministry for tourism and besides other little things like, hm, his family. The person … Continue reading


Gay parade, Trafalgar Square, London, July 7, 8. Why, I wondered, gays have parades? More than any other people, movements, formations, and aspirations? And the mess they leave behind – not very gay-friendly. What’s there to parade about nowadays? It’s not like you’re dating a chihuahua and you protest for marriage rights. The gay parade … Continue reading


It’s time to stop fooling ourselves, says a woman who left a position of power: the women who have managed to be both mothers and top professionals are superhuman, rich, or self-employed. If we truly believe in equal opportunity for all women, here’s what has to change. (full article and ‘changes’ that the author proposes can … Continue reading


I recently heard an incredible revelation. One that deserves publication. Publication in the most trustworthy business magazines, in history books, and in crossword puzzles, if possible. I’ve been a little demanding lately, haven’t I? Requesting positions in the UN, conducting tests in the Holy See. What’s next? Demand to have tea with the Queen of … Continue reading