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The Mosquitoes

I saw it before I heard it. The mosquito hovered over my hand after I switched on the bedside table lamp. It’s unpleasant to discover mosquitoes nearby, but it is especially frustrating at bedtime. I was especially sleepy and was … Continue reading

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World Toilet Day

People are uncomfortable and embarrassed about some of our bodily functions and how we manage them. Among the most taboo of these are the process of waste elimination and the toilet. There are several slang expressions for toilet in English. A few that come … Continue reading

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This Is Water Quality Month

Last week I heard a rumor that there was a contaminant present in my town’s drinking water and that Norfolkans should take precautions to purify what is used for drinking and cooking.  I phoned the city offices and found out … Continue reading

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