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inventions

The Economist’s cover hit it again. The article went about the fact that inventions occur at a much slower pace than before. Not only, inventions fare poorly in terms of their usability compared to the loo. You won’t get sick without a cell phone, or a smart phone, or a nano gadget, but just imagine … Continue reading

weddings

The weddings theme is due since it’s summer and a lot of people get married in summer. At least I think that because my husband and I get all these invitations to weddings. So many that I have the feeling it’s become like a hobby of ours to go to weddings in the summer. People … Continue reading

tests for priests

I would like to propose to the office of the Papacy, to the Catholic Church and its ‘internal affairs ministry’ (whatever they have), to conduct two types of tests amongst priests, where the tests will be carried out be external researchers/examiners. The first test should be given in the beginning of priests’ schooling, as part … Continue reading

Lady Gaga

Or shall I call her the “forbidden fruit”? Not in a religious way, although the connotation helps her sell. The connotation helps all artists sell. From those who restore frescos of the Madonna, to Madonna, the singer. “Forbidden fruit” in a law-abiding way. In reference to the South Korean authorities banning under 18s to go … Continue reading

women

I read an old(ish) copy of the Economist’s article on “where to be female”,which, based on its EIU data, measured the “environment for female employees across 128 countries”. Some of the article’s readers’ comments took the list quite personally and emotionally (see comments below the online version of the article). And I found it amusing … Continue reading

churches

Rhetorical question: why do churches have the best property locations (and views)? Wherever I’ve been, from St. Patrick’s Cathedral on 5th avenue in New York city to the Basilica church of Heliopolis and St. Mark’s church in Cairo, to the 359 Catholic churches in Malta (not that I’ve visited them all but after the first … Continue reading