Author Archives: torchwolf

Writing for income – some options

Some thoughts and useful links about the options for earning an income from writing are here, Philip Yana – Notes on Writing and Language. Includes discussion of which places seem to pay peanuts, and which ones look worthwhile, and sites … Continue reading

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Sustainable Happiness?

Some interesting research on happiness is highlighted by Tasty Research. In a nutshell, it suggests that while gains in happiness from changes in circumstance are fleeting, gains that are achieved through our own actions are lasting. For example, the happiness … Continue reading

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Wonderful Things

I’m bumping into a lot of wonderful things that seem to be sprouting up all over the place. To keep track of them and share them, I have made a wonderful-things tag on delicious. Enjoy!

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Persistence and Flexibility

Reading about the experiences of a web startup, the following comment caught my eye: The key lessons I’ve learnt are the importance of being persistent and flexible in your mindset. It’s inevitable that you will go through tough times, and … Continue reading

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The Future of Microfinance

The conference described below is now over, but follow the links and you will find summaries of the discussion, which are a good picture of what the microfinance community is thinking about. * * * You may be interested in … Continue reading

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Life’s Ironies: Prizes, Success, Points-of-View

On winning a Best Actor award at the Golden Globes, Bill Nighy commented: I used to think that prizes were demeaning and divisive, until I got one, and now they seem sort of meaningful and real. Also today, we got … Continue reading

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Mobile Phones – Impact in Africa

Tonight there was an excellent piece by BBC Newsnight on the impact of mobile phones in Africa generally, and Kenya specifically. See the 18 minute video here. (Or a short text article with alternate video link here.) It’s also a … Continue reading

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