Category Archives: Family

I am an AWSM psychic

Nostradamus has nothing on me. Following is a collection of my bestest predictions, as tweeted this morning under the #notNostradamus hashtag. Someone will says something slightly offensive and the media will blow it out of all proportion. Today Tonight and … Continue reading

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Sarah – a rebel with paws

Sarah was a beautiful German shorthaired pointer, who came to us from a broken home. What we weren’t told was that she broke it. Her mother, Mia, was an exceptionally well trained hunting dog, responding to hundreds of verbal and … Continue reading

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There are builders nextdoor.

I’m on leave and there are builders on the once vacant lot next door. Most builders work 7am to 3pm, so if you’re at work and they’re at home, it’s no big deal. However, I’ve been at home for a … Continue reading

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Pain – does it measure up?

In medical research, we have a problem with studying physical pain. It is difficult to find a way of measuring it that is not subjective. How do we measure how people feel pain? The most common way is by asking … Continue reading

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I would like to do a post on this hashtag, #protectresearch, without sounding needy, whining and desperate but I’m not sure I can manage that. I’ll do my best. I have been employed doing medical research continuously without a break … Continue reading

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EXTRA! EXTRA! How do you read all about it?

No judgement calls here, just presenting the facts. And a pie chart. Let’s imagine two fairly intelligent people who share a house. Let’s call them R1 and R2 ( to be totally non-ageist and non-sexist). Both these people like to … Continue reading

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Lost diggers, lost souls

On Sunday Night this week, the main story was about finding thousands of glass plates, negatives of soldiers, including diggers in the attic of a derelict farmhouse in Vignacourt in France. They were allegedly taken around 1916. I could not … Continue reading

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