Watch out for this easy-peasy scam if you’re travelling – or even just stopping for a latte or to buy a newspaper. Set your travel or computer bag down for a moment and – hey, where’d it go?! The Booster Bag Scam.
The Weather Today: Damp. Literally and figuratively The Week Ahead: Carry On as Normal
With a government shutdown looming in the Benighted States, one exasperated citizen (ThinkThink2) posted this comment in the Washington Post: I am confident a large majority of the country would agree to shut down the US House of Representatives. Indefinitely. In fact, I am equally confident that they would insist it remain shuttered until global
Now here’s some sensible advice, for a change, on saving for retirement – instead of the usual lecture! 7 alternatives to saving for retirement – MarketWatch. Not too complicated, or sophisticated – but good to be reminded that ‘most problems have more than one solution.’ A little lateral thinking often comes in handy.
The savings and pensions crisis facing many of us baby boomers is positively scary, as the story of this 77-year old former corporate VP in the United States only too starkly reminds us. At 77 He Prepares Burgers Earning in Week His Former Hourly Wage – Bloomberg. After holding down perfectly good jobs, paying our
The shifting nature of teaching and learning in higher education, in an era of massification and globalization, the broadening of participation to include new and first-generation student populations, and the changing nature of the academic profession, are key concerns around the world, and a major challenge in my home country, South Africa. I thought I’d
As a bonus this week, here are two photos taken from a mokoro in the Okavango Delta; a tiny Painted Frog, and a Pied Kingfisher.
Barely a block apart, the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) modestly occupies a quiet bourgeois house on affluent Lowther Avenue, while the imposing, fortress-like edifice of the Christian Scientists, with trimmings of Greek Temple and a side of Fort Knox, stands at the intersection of Lowther and St George. Following the theme I started with
For those of you trawling the job sites, or wondering where to look, here is a list which was recently provided to me by a sympathetic recruiter. I haven’t checked them all out, and I’m not vouching for them (see my article, yesterday!) but you might find them helpful – if, that is, you are
Frustrated twenty-something baristas with Masters degrees; disillusioned PhDs roaming the streets; hordes of discontented unemployed university graduates weighed down with student loans and debt and without any prospects – there is something of a kerfuffle going on, at present, here in Canada, about these issues. This, of course, is an old debate – the supposed