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A Charmed Life

A Charmed Life

Well, what can I say? Just about anything, hopefully. I'm simply planning to put any daily thoughts about the world around me on here. You know, that stuff that you feel should be written down and not just forgotten about. How a rat just ran into my kitchen and stole a piece of breadcrumb off the floor when it thought I wasn't looking. How the cat named Poppy then got that dastardly rat as he sloped back out to the garden. BOOOM - straight in the jaws and the rat was wailing like a Banshee. Just desserts? Just life, I suppose.


Fiji and The Indian Capitalist Fiji and The Indian Capitalist In Fiji it would appear that Indians, by virtue of their history, are more disposed to dealing with the world capitalist economy than Fijians. This is because many more Fijians than Indians live in isolated rural communal settings -- on the periphery... Read more
What's All This About Weed Pollen? What's All This About Weed Pollen? So... I get nasty hay fever. The sort where your nose drips, your eyes are red mucus-filled membranes on stalks and your throat feels like it has fishing hooks draping down the esophagus. A Triumvirate of Fevers I used to get it twice a year without fail.... Read more
How Kava and Tô Became The Noble Plants of Tonga How Kava and Tô Became The Noble Plants of Tonga In ancient days, there was only one family living on one of the islands called 'Eveiki. They were Fevanga (father) and Fefafa (mother), and their only daughter named Kava. One day they heard that the Tu'i Tonga (king) had landed on the island and would... Read more
The Case of The Ethnographic Allegory The Case of The Ethnographic Allegory I'm a big fan of James Clifford since he taught me back in the '90s. James Clifford is known not for ethnography but for theoretical work on the meanings of ethnographic authority and ethnographic allegory. "The Predicament of Culture" brings together... Read more

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