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By tigtog on September 7, 2006
Of course there’s stuff to like in Buddhism as there obviously is, too, in Christianity or other Pre-enlightenment philosophies. But the lived experience, rather than contents of the official user’s manual, and the uses these instutionalised belief systems are put to, in controllingFull Story »
By tigtog on September 7, 2006
A great post over at Unfogged, which lists “guidelines for avoiding actively irritating women who are discussing feminist concerns” including every feminist’s unfavourite:
6) Don’t say, “Men have problems too! Women are always doing mean things to men! [stamps foot] And we don’t complain about it as much!”
Feminists love to talk about the ways men are ill-served by the current arrangement. But if you’re one of the guys whoFull Story »
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By tigtog on September 6, 2006
‘cos the tigling was having her debut performance there – as a member of the Sydney Region Combined Schools Chorus.
It was a fabulous showcase of public music education and the talented youngsters in our schools. Of special note were a 10 year old classical pianist and a 15 year old jazz trumpeter, both of whom probably have glittering careers awaiting them.
She was so excited andFull Story »
By tigtog on September 5, 2006
Children fathered by men at age 40 and older have a higher risk of developing autism, possibly because of mutations or other genetic changes, according to new research.
The study “provides the first convincing evidence that advanced paternal age is a risk factor for autism spectrum disorder,” said the authorsFull Story »
By tigtog on September 4, 2006
Steve Irwin was the finest kind of drongo – a genuine ocker mug lair, with a tremendous enthusiasm and generosity. I’d only just started to admire Steve Irwin (after finding his ockerism embarrassing) recently since I learned how much of his TV wealth he has plowed back into conservation and animal welfare projects generally.
I’m appalled at his sudden death while wondering whether this time he took just a fewFull Story »
By tigtog on September 1, 2006
Thanks to Matilda and Vicki letting me know that comments were broken on the entry below, I have now fixed the problem (which was a couple of left-over [/br] tags from when I wrote the piece up initially as a draft email, which is my lazy wont).Full Story »
By tigtog on August 29, 2006
My darling got me tickets to The Boy From Oz!
For any particular reason, dear reader?
Only for my (addendum) birthday, for which I have decided to photoshop a fantasy cake: (This text added to entice all the feed-readers who obviously were not fascinated enough by musical theatre references to drop on by yesterday. Sniff.).
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By tigtog on August 28, 2006
The new digs seem to be working, so it is now officially time to update your bookmarks. http://viv.id.au/blog/ is the URL of the new Hoyden About Town (note no more hyphenating) From time to time posts may appear here if something happens to my webhost, but otherwise that’s it. Seeya over there, folks. P.S. for […]Full Story »