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Ration Sheet

While preparing for my ration challenge, I had a lot of trouble finding a suitable ration book template, so I created my own. It isn’t perfect (and it is 2 sheets rather than a booklet), but it suitable for my… Read More ›

Versatile Blogger Award

I am in heaven. I feel like all those porcelain women strutting down the red carpet, dressed (or undressed) in their elaborate, one-of-a-kind dresses, giving interviews and answering questions amidst flashes of blinding light so bright that one could be… Read More ›

Scandal

It’s a depressing  measure of the scale of the sex abuse scandal engulfing the Catholic Church that news of a priest preying on a child is no longer shocking. —Madison Magazine p53 Related articles Aussie Paper: Pope Quit Over Sex… Read More ›

Joke offense

You can choose to feel offended because someone tells a joke that says anyone from your country is stupid. That doesn’t mean they are stupid and even if you agree that they are, abusing the joke-teller won’t make them any… Read More ›

Hijab

This is the speech I did for my ninth Competent Communications manual speech at Toastmasters. The aim of this speech is meant to be to persuade the audience. It is a 5-7 minute speech but I went overtime at just… Read More ›

Modern Gaming Alternatives

This is a video of my 8th speech from my Competent Communicator Manual. It is introduced and evaluated by Neil Hoy from Rockhampton Boomerang Toastmasters Club. Related articles Toastmasters (lifewithmichele.wordpress.com) what is toastmasters? (gadielwiggy.wordpress.com)

Cicero, 42 B.C.

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly. But the traitor moves among… Read More ›

Spring Fun Fiesta

Yesterday, Earth took the children along to the Spring Fun Fiesta hosted by the Baptist Church. Absolutely everything was free. Food, drinks, games, prizes – everything. The kids had an absolute ball. They participated in all the games, earning tickets… Read More ›

Books I Read in October 2010

The Wild, Unwilling Wife by Barbara Cartland Catch-22 by Joseph Heller Encyclopedia of the Unexplained: Magic, Occultism and Parapsychology edited by Richard Cavendish Related articles Best Three Novels of All Time (Fiction) (best3ofeverything.wordpress.com) Reading “Catch 22″ (smearedtype.com) What 8 Famous… Read More ›