Category Archives: Quick Rambles

Traveller’s Tales 3

The past two weeks have flown by. I have begun reading Pax Romana by Adrian Goldsworthy, and I have read John LeCarré ‘s latest A Legacy of Spies, but you will have to wait until I return to Canada for the … Continue reading

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Traveller’s Tales II

Ten days since my last post. No time for reading other than reading landscape and reconstructing the past. I’ve somehow been unable to find a post office that’s open, and I did promise some people some snail mail. Broadband is … Continue reading

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Traveller’s Tales I

Those of you who follow my posts regularly may have been wondering if I’ve given up reading. Far from it, but I am travelling and will be back reviewing books in November. Meanwhile, here are a few photographs that will … Continue reading

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Another Year. International Women’s Day 2017

   

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Still the Need for Bread and Roses?

Some Links for International Women’s Day Unranked. Sites responsible for their own content http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca https://www.dpmc.gov.au/office-women http://wcd.nic.in/ https://www.gov.uk/government/ministers/minister-for-women-and-equalities–3 http://women.govt.nz/ http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/gender-equality/ http://www2.unwomen.org/en/csw http://www.ncsw.gov.pk/ http://www.our-africa.org/women http://www.women.gov.za/ http://www.gender.go.jp/english_contents/ http://www.scwo.org.sg/index.php/womens-charter http://www.dol.gov/wb/stats/stats_data.htm http://www.womenofchina.cn/about.htm http://www.gob.mx/inmujeres/  

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International Women’s Day 2015

It’s somewhat challenging to be completely positive about the status of women today, but we should savour the achievements women have made even as we know we have more work to do to ensure that social, political, and cultural expectations … Continue reading

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Roses and Books. Rambling in Portland

Just a really quick update for those who sort of expect a post about once a week. I spent the weekend in the City of Roses, Portland, Oregon, where, dare I say ‘of course’ I went mildly wild in Powell’s … Continue reading

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