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A random golb, or blog, that tries to provide an alternative point of view on some of the questions that confront us in our daily lives.

Owner: davwray

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Language: English

Tags: confrontation, irony, innuendo, sarcasm, wit

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  • Perfect Fegato alla Veneziana
    on Jan 17, 2014 in Uncategorized
    A bit of a departure here, into the realm of food. For many years now, I’ve been trying to make the perfect fegato alla Veneziana, otherwise known as liver and onions. From Venice. I do realise that I may not get out as often as I should and some p...
  • Spatial awareness
    on Jan 4, 2014 in Uncategorized
    Roughly defined, spatial awareness is our ability to see two or more objects in relation to each other and to ourselves. It’s about judging relative size and distance. It prevents us from walking into walls, trees, lamp posts and slow-moving animal...
  • New, interesting diseases!
    on Oct 28, 2013 in Uncategorized
    As human beings, we have a vested interest in keeping abreast of the latest developments in disease. And let’s not beat around the bush, diseases are evolving at a considerable rate. We’ve had bird flu, then swine flu, and shortly we’ll probabl...
  • The Great Norwegian Butter Drought
    on Feb 12, 2012 in Uncategorized
    It’s almost embarrassing. Well, not almost, it’s very embarrassing. Here we are in Norway, one of the richest countries in the world, and we run out of…butter. The reason why it’s so embarrassing is that there are very many countries in the w...
  • Norwegians
    on Oct 20, 2011 in Uncategorized
    Part Two: Bad Language Let’s get one thing straight right now: there is no such thing as the Norwegian language. Officially, there are two of them: Bokmål and Nynorsk. Bokmål, which literally means ‘book language’, is not necessarily the lang...
  • Norwegians
    on Aug 19, 2011 in Uncategorized
    Part One: Keeping up appearances. I ought to say at the outset that I was prompted to set down these thoughts about Norwegians by my wife – who’s Norwegian. That’s just in case anyone might think I have some sort of prejudice against Norway and...
  • Free Libya
    on Mar 15, 2011 in Uncategorized
    So the rebels are getting gradually pushed back to Benghazi in the face of overwhelming firepower. And meanwhile Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, that decadent physical and mental wreck, is sitting back and playing his usual psycho games - hoodwinking his...
  • True confessions
    on Jan 20, 2011 in Uncategorized
    Everyone has their secrets, their hidden vices, their sins, their dark side, and I am no exception. You don’t get to my age without a few skeletons packing into the closet like Japanese businessmen on a 7 p.m. commuter train. But my particular vic...
  • Your sewer needs you!
    on Nov 3, 2010 in Uncategorized
    At 9.58 a.m. on Saturday 30th October 2010, a municipal employee was unblocking a drain at the house that stands on top of the hill behind our shack. The drain was full of leaf-mould, mud and assorted other unnameable detritus. Freed from possibly mo...
  • A cut too deep
    on Oct 28, 2010 in Uncategorized
    Just for a change, a serious article. On 20 October 2010, George Osborne, the British Chancellor of the Exchequer (Finance Minister) announced the biggest public spending cuts in decades. Although many people might consider that cutting public expend...
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