Archive | December, 2013

No cost way to fight hunger

There’s an interesting conversation going on at Good, about Fighting the Food Waste in Your Own Fridge I find it fascinating and inspiring because it’s something that almost anyone can do. And you can recycle your savings by donating the amount you save to a local food bank or your favourite hunger fighting charity. Here […]

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Refreshing, inexpensive and did I mention refreshing?

In spring I wrote here about how as the weather grows warmer I always drink more tea and less coffee. Now that summer is in full swing in Melbourne I’m delighting in the refreshing properties of tea. Hot tea and cold. And my new favourite strong herbal tea mixed half and half with soda water. […]

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Satisfaction guaranteed, one pot at a time

I was reading Courtney Leeds’ article about gardening and schools on Good this morning. I know most Victorian schools have a little patch of green for kids to learn a bit about where food comes from and to get their hands dirty growing something they can eat. From one window at work I can see […]

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Support current affairs not dodgy attention getting

I wrote challenging news and current affairs outlets to focus on real issues, my old blog in June. Here’s the link if you want to read it Make a real difference, not an attention getting splash. My concern still holds if anything it gets more serious month by month. The mainstream media holdout many excuses, time and money […]

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Non-fiction as engaging as any novel? Yes it can be!

Behind the Beautiful Forevers, non-fiction as engaging as any novel? Posted on September 5, 2013by thecatsbowwow More so! Because in Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity Katherine Boo has given voice to real people that most people won’t ever get a chance to hear. She takes you to Annawadi, a place you may not have […]

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What’s happening

In the next few weeks I will be migrating content from my previous blogs at word press . com to this new location. I will be consolidating posts from A vagabond life for me and The Cat’s Bow Wow. My travel writing will eventuallyt be moved to my new Vagabond Gal domain. I hope you […]

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How to you start a journey

  Although most people think of the quote, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”, some modern translators believe that Lau Tzu’s actual words would more accurately be translated as “The journey of a thousand miles begins beneath one’s feet.” I like that because it emphasises the inner intention. The start […]

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