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Post Truth Teapot on Jan 9 2017

by Ewen Shearer | ˜

What’s this silliness of “memes” and “#hashtags” swirling through social media in ever decreasing circles? I’m older than most of you – well, all of you - and have seen myriad headlines and multitudinous news in my time. On social media, everything old is new again. Apparently. ...

Companion Death on Apr 22 2007

by Ewen Shearer | ˜

To Live is to Suffer Life is inevitably pain, sickness, death and decay. Everything is touched by the shadow of dissatisfaction, imperfection, disillusion. No one escapes. Sound familiar? Not just my pathetic publisher on a good day. Not just any ...

Drugs Link to Beached Whales on Jun 3 2004

by Ewen Shearer | ˜

Dr. Richard Mobey, Director of Cetacean Pharmacology at the Institute of Cetacean Research, has scorned popular theories on whale beaching. He favours a radical concept of 'metabolic biomagnification' to explain sudden lapses in judgment leading larger ocean mammals into harm's way The current fad suits ...

Child Wrong on Nov 5 2003

by Ewen Shearer | ˜

Cowering in the afterglow of nuclear fear, a child - progeny of Western scientific democracy in the most egalitarian of lands - keenly anticipated twenty-first century utopia. Youthful optimism believed one more lifespan (his own) would complete a work begun when modern humans gasped in awe ...