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In Commemoration of ANZAC Day (25th April)…

Yesterday, after my children finished playing Tennis at their club here in Bogota, I returned home to open my ‘Reader’ page on WordPress and found Bruce Goodman’s solemn tribute to the ANZAC fallen – ANZAC Day 2022. It’s a beautiful

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The case of Socrates (Final – 12 Rules For Life) – Jordan B Peterson

Today we reach the final book excerpt from Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rule For Life. A lot of what the book espouses is about ‘delaying gratification’ (sacrifice) and pursuing what is meaningful and not what is expedient. Peterson uses the case

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21/03/22 – 27/03/22 Russian and Ukranian History, Mark Knophler & Judaism

Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world. Some history possibly related to Russia’s invasion of UkraineBlog post by Self Aware Patterns ‘…The history here is interesting. The beginnings of the Rus’

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White Nights (1848) – Fyodor Dostoevsky

‘My God! A Whole minuteof bliss! Is thatreally so little for the whole of a man’s life?’ I’m currently reading Fyodor Dostoevsky’s short story – White Nights written early in his career and published in 1848. Dostoevsky has featured prominently

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27/12/21 – 2/01/22 Survival Shelter, 2021 Movie List & Advice for Young People

Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world. Building complete and warm survival shelter – Bushcraft earth hut, grass roof and fireplace with clayVideo at Cyprien Outdoor Adventures It was a nice

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The Small One – A Christmas Story (Bing Crosby)

Happy Christmas all! To celebrate this year’s Christmas festivities I would like to present a narration by Bing Crosby of a moving Christmas story called The Small One like I did last year and will continue doing on the 25th.

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The AnkiDroid Collection (Part 7) – Arthur Schopenhauer, Limbic System & Dark Matter

Ankidroid additions related to Science, History and Philosophy. You can find more information about Ankidroid in my post – Learning a Second Language and Ankidroid. Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 -1860) A German philosopher who posthumously influenced many in science and philosophy

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Man on a Scooter

I was walking to my nearest supermarket called Carulla (the one above) and on my way there was a man standing and staring at me as I crossed the road. I thought at first he was threatening until I saw

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The AnkiDroid Collection (Part 6) – Philology, René Descartes & Gnosticism

Ankidroid additions related to Science, History and Philosophy. You can find more information about Ankidroid in my post – Learning a Second Language and Ankidroid. Philology Philology is the study of language in oral and written historical sources; it is

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22/11 – 28/11/21 Overcoming Oneself, Jerry Seinfeld return & The Ancient World

Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world. When You Overcome YourselfProse by the The Intellectual Shaman I referred to this poignant article in last Friday’s post about the movie – Crazy

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