The Third Age Chronicles

FELIZ NUEVO ANO!

January 1, 2013

From Mexico we watched the New Year arrive around the globe, city after city, capital after capital, each attempting to outdo the others in blazes of fireworks – everyone hoping for better times to come but fearing worse. Operating on the assumption that the way to look forward is to look back, I turned to […]

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BREAD AND CIRCUSES

December 2, 2012

“Was Karl Marx Right After All?” This headline was on the BBC World News the other night when I switched it on here in the little city of San Miguel de Allende in Mexico where I’m spending the winter. I know the blogosphere is full of dire warnings about the collapse of Capitalism and the […]

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Best laid plans

November 1, 2012

This time last year we were living in Paris and fulfilling a long awaited dream to spend a period of time in that impossibly beautiful city. Impossible because no city could possibly live up to the hype which surrounds any mention of Paris. Except possibly, Paris. It all seems a long time ago. So have […]

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The China Study

October 1, 2012

Hands up anyone who knows their own BodyMass Index (BMI). Keep them up if you know its significance. For those of us who didn’t know, it represents body weight relative to body  height, plus some arithmetic, which provides  a BMI figure. Mine happens to be 26. The normal range is 19 to 24. The overweight […]

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Yam or ham?

September 1, 2012

The politics of food is getting increasing  publicity this  last year, what with droughts, crop failures and food shortages and it finally hit home with me while on holiday and visiting friends in the Gulf  Islands.  One of them showed us a documentary film entitled, appropriately enough,  EATING. It brought together for me, a potent […]

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