The gentleman is generous and treats all men as his equals, especially those whom he feels to be inferior in rank and wealth.— Hilaire Belloc, born in 1870
Council Throws the Book at Jane
Mastering the art of the narrative: using stories to shape public policy
People believe narratives are important and that crafting or influencing them likely shapes public policy. But how does one actually do this?
If the facts are against you, argue the law. If the law is against you, argue the facts. If the law and the facts are against you, pound the table and yell like hell.
Video: just roads, rates and rubbish? Councils hit back with humour
Sick of shock jock musings that councils should stick to "roads, rates and rubbish", the Municipal Association of Victoria has produced an amusing — and very low budget — guide to the good work local government does.
His wife wanted a potato pit. But once this Armenian villager started digging, he just couldn’t stop.'He Just Kept Digging' The Ultimate Man Cave
- 100 Most Borrowed Books 2016/2017 (and, as best I can tell, none of these are under review at the complete review)
- Most Borrowed Titles July 2016 - June 2017 - the top twenty in each of various categories, including classic titles
- Most Borrowed Authors July 2016 - June 2017
SHOCKING NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SCIENCE: Exercise Makes The Aging Heart More Youthful. “For lifelong heart health, start exercising early in life and keep exercising often — ideally, at least four times a week, according to a remarkable series of recent studies involving hundreds of people and their hearts. But even if you have neglected to exercise in recent years and are now middle-aged, it is not too late. The same research shows that you still can substantially remodel your heart and make it more youthful by starting to work out in midlife, provided you exercise often enough.”
“If you can fall in love again and again,”Henry Miller wrote as he contemplated the measure of a life well lived on the precipice of turning eighty, “if you can forgive as well as forget, if you can keep from growing sour, surly, bitter and cynical… you’ve got it half licked.”