Daily Archives: December 12, 2014

Breakfast, lunch and dinner: Have we always eaten them? – BBCNews

Neon sign for breakfast, lunch and dinner

British people – and many others across the world – have been brought up on the idea of three square meals a day as a normal eating pattern, but it wasn’t always that way.

People are repeatedly told the hallowed family dinner around a table is in decline and the UK is not the only country experiencing such change.

The case for breakfast, missed by many with deleterious effects, is that it makes us more alert, helps keep us trim and improves children’s work and behaviour at school.   Continue reading

Country above Self – letter by Major General (retd) Joseph G Singh

Dear Editor,  [letter by Major General (retd) Joseph G Singh]

Retired Major General Joseph Singh

Retired Major General Joseph Singh

Country above Self

In February 2013, a few days after the shooting by ‘youth men’ of Mr Oscar Clarke, General Secretary of the People’s National Congress in his home at Plum Park, Sophia, I wrote two letters to the Editor and in one of these (February 5, 2013) I stated:

“Times have changed. Institutions that were working at the time of Independence were retooled, politicised and centralised and we the people became alienated from grass roots structures (such as Village Councils) because most were unrepresentative of communities. Citizens then spent more time looking after themselves and those with resources created their own safe havens, in splendid isolation from the realities of community life – the infiltration by narco-traffickers, the rise of truancy among youth, the increasing incidence of absentee fathers, the dilemma of mothers who, by default, became the breadwinners of the family, the deteriorating infrastructure because of ‘fly by night contractors’, and the rise of subcultures that attracted the youth men and women”.  Continue reading

Tiny House Movement | Andrew Morrison | TEDx video

Tiny House Movement | Andrew Morrison | TEDxColoradoSprings

Published on Dec 1, 2014

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Andrew and his wife, Gabriella, are the creators of “hOMe”, the 207 SF (+110 SF in lofts) modern tiny house on wheels. They live and work in hOMe full time, off grid, and debt free. With the extra time and money that they have they travel and enjoy time together as a family.
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