Category Archives: 2: Slippery Soap-Box

Politics, environment, religion, society … rants about the world; notions about changing it.

THE COST OF A PAIR OF JEANS

As consumers become increasingly aware of globalisation and the social and environmental impacts of product consumption, many businesses are recognising the value of adopting a triple bottom line. According to a 2009 Economist article, the idea of the triple bottom … Continue reading

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SPAM TO STOP SPAM

I am spamming you because I hate spam. Don’t we all? But see, the truth is: if spam didn’t work, there would be no spam. Spam exists because people respond to it. I’m begging you. STOP. Here’s a few tips: … Continue reading

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“FAITH LIKE A (SHELTERED) CHILD”

“Father God, thank you for this food. Thank you for Mommy and Daddy. Thank you for this food.” More eager to eat than any child since Oliver Twist, my daughter spits out her Grace as if speed counted for sincerity. … Continue reading

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How do you end abortion without criminalizing it?

That’s the million dollar question, isn’t it? But if you think the way to end abortion is to make it illegal and walk away, then may I ask you: did the Prohibition work? I recently tweeted about the amazing 180 … Continue reading

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EVE AND THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER

Figuring on jotting down some notes about a children’s story I’ve been inventing for my somewhat insomniac daughter, I pulled an old scrapbook off the back bookshelf. I assumed it was empty. Instead, I found one lone journal entry, written … Continue reading

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ONLY IN VICTORIA!

“Only In Victoria” could no doubt be the title of a large volume of anecdotal stories, all of which would leave readers shaking their heads, laughing and/or exclaiming, “I know exactly whom you are talking about. I met him last week!” Presently, … Continue reading

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ARE YOU RELIGIOUS?

I was searching for some papers in the depths of my drawer. I never found what I was looking for, but I came across something I wrote a few years ago. (In the very DEEP depths of my drawer.) I’m … Continue reading

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