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Archive for November, 2010

From the Kitchen

November 24, 2010

From the Kitchen #79

With elections in Victoria this coming Saturday to elect a new (or old) State government, I am puzzling again on the question of what issues we put our minds to in order to choose who will govern us for the next three years. (more…)

From the Kitchen

November 17, 2010

From the Kitchen #78

Life can be like a series of film clips which repeat in changing permutations and which themselves have changed each time they run, or which can seem the same each time through.  I’m in an aeroplane again, on my way to Sydney, again, to exhibit nutritional products at an ACNEM1 training event, again.  For any of you not aware of it, I was, until a little over three years ago, CEO of ACNEM.  My time with the college represented, when I left, over one quarter of my life. (more…)

From the Kitchen

November 10, 2010

From the Kitchen #77

What is the purpose served by our knowing of a kidnapping in Italy or a triple murder in the USA or the conviction of a politician for fraud in the UK or an avalanche in the Andes?  How does any of this information change our lives, our behaviour or our beliefs? (more…)

From the Kitchen

November 3, 2010

From the Kitchen #76

I seem to have come back as two people, or as one person inhabiting two worlds.  Having returned from Europe, I slept on and off for almost four days and it was not jet lag. (more…)