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We are all equal – or are we?

Oscar Pestorius’ running blades

Akhandadhi Das had a Paralympic theme to his Thought for the Day this morning, talking about the old conundrum of physical differential, spiritual equality, and which is ‘real.’

You should be able to hear it in a day or two by going here, as usual:

Little Stevia Wonder

Stevia rebaudiana is a South American shrub that grows in semi-arid areas of Brazil and Paraguay. The leaves of the plant have been used for generations as a sweetener, originally by the Guarani people and more recently throughout South America and Asia.

Stevia2:

Already sold as a sweetener in a variety of countries including Brazil, Canada, China and Japan, stevia has not yet been approved for use in the United States or the European Union.

Back to Croome Court after 30 years

How it was: Croome Court in the 1760s

Back to Croome Court after 30 years

How it was: Croome Court in the 1760s

The Cheaters and the Cheated

the bag:

A great sage remarked that there are only two types of persons in this world - the cheaters, and the cheated.

Observe...

Thus Spake George

gorwell:

"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."

George Orwell

Homemade Ginger Beer

ginger beer:

An old friend kindly provided me with a link to what appears to be a 'bona-fide' ginger beer recipe.

Thanks!

Click here.

Homemade Ginger Beer

ginger beer:

An old friend kindly provided me with a link to what appears to be a 'bona-fide' ginger beer recipe.

Thanks!

Click here.

Children Who Remember Previous Lives

reincarnation:

Watch this fascinating documentary showcasing two boys who recall living before this lifetime.

A Few of my Favourite Things

Raindrops on roses are nice, and bright copper kettles certainly would come in handy. I wouldn't say no to warm woollen mittens if the occasion called for it. But I draw the line when it comes to whiskers on kittens.

"Pine nuts and ginger with asafetida,

Basmati rice is made all the more sweeter,

Currants and cloves they add all the right zings!

These are a few of my favourite things.."

(apologies to Julie Andrews).

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