How I learned a valuable life lesson from the crew of Red Dwarf

How I learned a valuable life lesson from the crew of Red Dwarf

If you were a sci-fi fan in the eighties and early nineties, you will no doubt remember the satirical British series Red Dwarf.

Not only was it a brilliant romp through time and space, but it also had some surprisingly wise things to say about life.

For those of you unfamiliar with…

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Warm Pumpkin and Cous Cous Salad (Vegetarian/Vegan)

A delicious salad from our resident craftswoman Lisa Haas


I c wholemeal cous cous

500g pumpkin (cut into 1.5 cm cubes)

8 Spring onions (finely chopped)

¼ tsp cumin

1/8 tsp cinnamon

Freshly ground black pepper

1 tblsp lime juice

30 ml olive oil (and 15 ml extra)

Small bunch fresh mint

Bunch fresh coriander

¼ c pumpkin seeds, roasted

1 c…

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How to lose your ego

Midlifexpress columnists, Sue and Claire, discuss the reaction of colleagues when Sue experiments with losing the ego and her amazing experience as a DNA robot.

What happened to midlifexpress?

You might notice that our site has dramatically lost all its content.

And you might be curious as to where it all went.

Last week the Wordpress installation that runs Midlifexpress had a midlife crisis. A script on the site went rogue, caused mayhem and burnt through all of our allocated CPU.


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Don’t stop the boats

A friend rang yesterday to tell me something Australian Green’s Senator Christine Milne just said in Parliament.

“Sue,” he said, “Remember your suggestion about stopping Indonesian people smugglers?”

“Yeah,” I replied.

“Well, I mulled over what you said and then I spoke to a representative at Christine Milne’s office who promised to pass it on to her.”


“Guess what?…

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Neurotica: Must click lust

Woody Allen said if you want to make God laugh then tell him your plans.

I told God I’m writing a self-help book and I want it to be a bestseller. He said I should be a stand-up comic instead. He could do with more laughs.

This is what I’d call an Almighty Setback.

But I’m…

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Neurotica: Back to the Pliocene

I’d never heard of the Pliocene Epoch until a few days ago. Now I’m an expert.

This is because I need to prepare for new environmental conditions.

Here’s why: An observatory in Hawaii recently measured atmospheric carbon dioxide at 400 parts per million (ppm). We have to go back three million years to find…

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homing pigeon

Neurotica: Don’t leave me hanging on the telephone

I know many people appreciate the telephone. I am not one of those people.

When my telephone rings, I panic. This may have something to do with my thought processes.

Here is what I think:

Who’s dead?

What does this person want?


What the hell is any of it to do with me anyway?

The telephone is…

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