Monthly Archives: December 2020

The Prelude to Tyranny

I’ve been reading Plato’s Republic and I was struck by this passage in Part IX. Plato argues that democracy rises out of oligarchy which leads eventually to tyranny. This doesn’t quite fit wit what we are living through today which … Continue reading

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Pauline Hanson was right

Back in 1996, I was in middle school and as is to be expected, not well-informed where politics and society were concerned. John Howard was the Prime Minister and he would remain so until 2007. Regardless of your politics, he … Continue reading

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Technology and the End User

  The Big Necessity: Adventures in the World of Human Waste by Rose George Portobello Books, September 16th, 2008 I don’t know precisely what got me thinking about how much I appreciate flush toilets over the last few years as … Continue reading

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Filling in the ice tray

I have a problem every summer in my house when I go to get ice and find trays completely empty because nobody has bothered to refill it. I have a set habit of refilling the trays every time I use … Continue reading

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