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Marie Kondo, Tidying

In Books, The rest, Japan by tony3 Comments

   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 14 March 2016 Introduction Marie Kondo The life-changing magic of tidying 2014. 2016 might be my year for getting excited over weird books. The Big Twitch in January and Gut in February are good examples. I mentioned my normal views on self-help books in my discussion of Gut by Giulia Enders and how I lean towards Steve …

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Giulia Enders, Gut

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  Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 21 February 2016 — updated 18 June 2024 2024 Update I was watching Netflix and came across this marvellous documentary. Netflix says: In a new documentary, Hack Your Health: The Secrets of Your Gut, German doctor Giulia Enders partners with colleagues to explain how the gut works — and how to make it work …

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What is History 3: The Medieval Mind

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Featured image: The Medieval Mind, Bode Museum, Berlin 2014    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 1 February 2016 My what is history series somewhat naively perhaps looks at history from the broad perspective of what processes an intelligent naked ape might go through to develop civilisation. From that perspective the study of human history should also consider the external forces, including geography, …

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J.B.S. Haldane The Origin of Life, 1929

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Featured Image: Detail from the cover of My Friend Mr Leakey    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 18 December 2015    J.B.S. Haldane The Origin of Life, 1929    Introduction    The fact about science, is that everyone who has made a serious contribution to it is aware, or very strongly suspects, that the world is not only queerer than anyone …

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What is history 2: Sleep Patterns

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Featured image: Good, shop in Bangkok Mall, 2011    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 14 December 2015 My what is history series somewhat naively perhaps looks at history from the broad perspective of what processes an intelligent naked ape might go through to develop civilisation. From that perspective the study of human history should also consider the external forces, including geography, …

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What is History 1: Introduction

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Featured image: Ishtar Gate Relief, Pergamon Museum, Berlin    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  8 December 2015 My what is history series somewhat naively perhaps looks at history from the broad perspective of what processes an intelligent naked ape might go through to develop civilisation. From that perspective the study of human history should also consider the external forces, including geography, …

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Paris Terror November 2015

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 19 November 2015  Ross Gittins and the Paris Terror Attacks    Preamble After setting up BreadtagSagas in April and migrating it to a hosted site in May, this is post number 38. Learning WordPress and blogging was a huge learning curve and beginning writing posts also a major task, but I have to say …

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Large dams 3: Oustees India

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Feature photo: On the Godavari River, 2009    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  10 October 2015 Oustees across India : The tragedy of displaced people Introduction This is the last of three articles on large dams the others are Large Dams 1: An Introduction and Large Dams 2: Aswan High Dam. The Murray-Darling Basin Catastrophe describes a similar issue in Australia. …

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Large dams 2: Aswan High Dam

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Featured photo: Satellite image: Insightdigital & Google, Aswan High Dam 2009    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  21 September 2015    Case study: The Aswan High Dam and the Nile in Egypt    Introduction This is the second of three articles on large dams the others are Large Dams 1: An Introduction and Large Dams 3: Oustees India. The Murray-Darling Basin Catastrophe describes …

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Large Dams 1: An introduction

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Featured photo: Palmyra Sculpture Centre, boats Aral Sea     Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  15 September 2015 Preface This is the first of three articles on large dams the others are Large Dams 2: Aswan High Dam and Large Dams 3: Oustees India. The Murray-Darling Basin Catastrophe describes a similar issue in Australia. Another related article is Rukmini Rao Woman …

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The last days of Osama bin Laden 2: 9/11

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Featured photo: Tony 1995, Afghan, money exchange market, Peshawar Bazaar    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  9 August 2015    I want to begin by stating I have no expertise on these matters and am relying on the accounts and expertise of others. However, I do have an interest in the events and hopefully many others in the world do …

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Rukmini Rao Woman of the Year 2014

In The rest, India by tony5 Comments

   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony  22 June 2015    Rukmini Rao has been my friend for a very long time. I have been travelling to India on and off for many years. Since 2004 I have worked with Rukmini and Gramya for up to two months each year as a volunteer.