Medieval Mindsets

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In the 16th century, an Italian astronomer by the name of Galileo Galilei designed the then state of the art telescopes and spent many years observing the heavens. His observations were to confirm the deductions of late Nicholas Copernicus’ heliocentric theory – that it was the earth that revolved around the sun and not vice… Continue reading

Core Values & Role Models

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The conflict has escalated. Writers boycott an NLB event, 400 people gathered outside the National Library to read the banned books. Karen Liaw wrote the following letter to Today: I read with disappointment the decision of several members of the literary community here to boycott any activity linked to the National Library Board (NLB) in… Continue reading

Moody Monday

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You say that flowers and dewdrops don’t last and those who admire their beauty are shallow. But are we not dying as we are living? Why should life be tragic just because it is not permanent? If permanence is just a myth? Why despise the temporary and those who pursue it without attachment?