Pontification

  • Woman Superheroes? Don’t make me laugh

    This was originally posted to my old blog on 4 October 2013. Author Michael Merriam linked to an article about a fan-made Wonder Woman short which has generated a lot of interest. The point of the article is that this short’s popularity proves big studios wrong, which have not wanted to make a WW feature…

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  • Have things changed that much?

    This was originally posted to my old blog on 3 July 2013. I wouldn’t want to live in the middle ages. As much as readers of romance novels might think the days of knights and royalty were amazing, I think modern life is better in many ways. I wouldn’t even like to have been born…

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  • Ridiculous (and creepy) in English

    This was originally posted on my old blog on 8 February 2013. I just talked to my oldest son about the schools I attended in South Africa, and for some reason, when we finished talking, the anthem of my primary school was stuck in my head. I sang the first few lines to him, and…

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  • Ants and Bridges

    This was originally posted on my old blog on 12 January 2013. Years ago, as a child, a snippet of a nature documentary stuck in my memory. I’ve thought of it often since. Today, I thought of this snippet again. I Googled it, and found the origin of the remembered film footage. It was more…

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  • Syrupy sweet, and not true

    This was originally posted on my old blog on 16 May 2012. I just saw this on a friend’s Facebook wall: When you have faith in yourself, you don’t need others to believe in you. That’s simply not true. We’re interconnected creatures, we need each other. It’s only the most exceptionally exceptional among us who…

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