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Throw a canary on the barbecue? Surely not!

After my close encounters with Uma Thurman, I have had another awkward moment with my phone’s predictive text. I was using Portuguese to describe a typical Australian Christmas meal … 168 more words

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All ye Romancers, shake your bon bons

Feliz Natal, Feliz Navidad, Buon Natale, Joyeux Noel, Crăciun Fericit.

In other words, happy Christmas in (from left) Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, French… 273 more words

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My close encounters with Uma Thurman

Bernardo (c’est moi) is a socialite. He struts the red carpets. He mingles with the stars. Or at least his smartphone seems to think he does. 122 more words

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It's Mine Awareness Day; and 10 poor victims will be caught unawares

Today, April 4, is International Mine Awareness Day, as designated by the United Nations. I mention this for two reasons. First, there is a fantastic new film on the topic, … 391 more words

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