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Career Queries

What’s with the whole ‘having a career’ thing, anyway? No wonder so many teens end up disillusioned when something they’ve thought would be fun doesn’t pan out the way they thought it would. Not that it doesn’t make sense to have an area of specialisation, but surely not everyone’s built like that. Maybe a proportion …

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DIY Sales Training?

In the distant future of 2029, workplace training will be a LOT easier. That’s not the final title of my futurology treatise, but it sums things up pretty well. I was inspired to give this presentation at the Futurist Club after we had to endure a whole two days of workplace training at the printing …

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Thirty Horses

Sometimes a trend is implied rather than outright stated, and if you want to follow the crowd, you have to get a little smarter. Look for the patterns, Start promoting things to your friends before you’ve even been asked! I haven’t actually done that yet, though, oh golly! Imagine if I got it wrong and …

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Opportunities Abound

I wonder if this is how the ship fairing pioneers felt? Or, speaking a little closer to home, Captain Cook and the first fleet? Everyone’s making big plans to pack up and move shop to the great new underwater nation. Emotions are high, and everything just feels fresh. It’s been so long since anyone discovered …

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Live It Up

I’ve always been hesitant to renovate my kitchen. Why? Well, for starters, there’s that whole cliche about how it destroys marriages. I’m not married but even so, it indicates that the undertaking is highly stressful. As a director of luxury funerals, I can do without adding more stressful undertakings to my life (pun intended).  And …

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Power, or Drama?

Television is curious. I’m not sure I like it very much. Our assignment for Human Classes was to watch several hours of it each night and make notes on what we found. There are certainly many shows, a wide variety for all kinds of tastes, but the purpose of them is devoid of conclusion. Why …

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Grow Frangipanis Locally

As it turns out, frangipanis grow quite well in Australia. Gardening expert Leroy James answers this query about frangipanis from our dear reader Dorothy. Dorothy wrote in (by snail mail! We get so little of it these days, so it is lovely to see that the art of letter writing is not lost in this …

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Balustrades, SO Hot

The trick to a really perfect story is to pick something that not many people are talking about…but something that’s on the edge of what people are talking about. What’s really hot right now? Moving underwater, of course, and the giant societal shift that’ll come when half the population or more is moving under the …

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The Office Stud

We’ve got some MAJOR problems in the office. In short, Annabelle is getting really friendly with Vince and I think she’s way too good for him. I’m Derek Price, the office stud. There’s like… no way she’d want to go out with some dragon-obsessed loser and not me, Derek Price, certified stud. But somehow, they’ve …

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