Too Much Computery Stuff: Exemptions

A person claiming Analogue Hours is entitled to some exemptions from the Too Much Computery Stuff period IF their Analogue Hours have amounted to more than three quarters of their free time. If a person has committed acts of too Much Computery Stuff which amount to half or more of their free time, they may…

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Too Much Computer Stuff

The length of time first world folk spend on objects with screens must be pretty well documented by now.  In the papers, it feels like all I ever read  is the “studies have shown” type article about the ambiguous negatives that laptops, ipads, tablets, smart phones, kindles might have on us in the future.  And…

The Sexual Arousal of David Stratton

Talking about a movie recently, a friend described At the Movies show hosts David Stratton and Margaret Pomeranz’s conversation. He re-hashed in general the conversation, and not word-for-word: Friend: ‘..and David said something like “I found it a sexually arousing film”                 and then Margaret said something like “Oh, David” in a kind of disapproving…

Stuff Your Mum Says

Last night, skyping my mum, and chatting about the latest episode of Broadchurch (British small town murder mystery epic series). There’s so much to talk about in a show like this – Who Did It? being the most likely discussion point. Mum’s major beef with the show is that the detective, the main character, is…

My Prime Minister

There are fewer and fewer  moments where my chest fills up like it did hearing this speech. Watching my prime minister silence the rowdy parliament and slice up her opposition with such authority was a brilliant moment.  Her response to Abbot’s sexism and hypocrisy was beyond reproach. But really it was the underlying sentiment that …

Letters to Our Littler Selves – Gwen

I will answer your email re wise women and what we have taught and learned by including, where I can, the sources of my thoughts which shaped my inner self over the years. To my 15 year old self I could no better that give her a copy of Desiderata and sit beside her and…

Letters to Our Littler Selves – Dora

MUSINGS ON THE JOURNEY SO FAR? WOW!! Well looking back 41 years to when I was 15!!! Not considering anything else about that era – such as – dominated by men, the church’s hold on society in Ireland etc  –  just looking at myself I would say to 15yr old Dora:- You are a dreamy…