• Are you happy?

    Andrew Camilleri

    Do you enjoy your job? How are things going with your spouse? Are you earning enough money? Have you lost weight recently? No matter what answer we give to what I call the “wedding questions”; the questions you inevitably get asked when people you don’t know very well pretend to ...

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  • Present amid the obstacles

    Pietre Vive Malta

    Shady alleyways, dire straits, and despair. The latter state is shown through Caravaggio’s ‘Madonna of the Rosary’ where some of the potential obstacles in one’s path of life are manifest. Albeit being found in Vienna, this work was originally intended for St Dominic’s Church in Naples. The often disregarded bleak ...

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  • Love is all you need

    Kurt Galea

    Love. What a powerful word. It is a subject which emerges in all that we do, hear and say. From songs, to plays, to architecture, this phenomena has touched humanity, so much so that a life without love is instantly perceived as hellish and dull. During this time of year, ...

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  • When Santa meets Scrooge

    Jean Claude Attard

    Both Santa Claus and Ebenezer Scrooge seem to be ever more characteristic of our times. Santa is bubbly, he prizes the conformists, and he is overtly commercial. Scrooge, on the other hand, is lonely, he celebrates himself, and he is utterly boring. Think about gatherings. We seldom give each other ...

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  • ‘Tis the season to be jolly… or is it?

    Christine Galea

    One of the most popular Christmas carols is a Welsh melody, dating back to the sixteenth century, called “Deck the Halls”. I was very surprised to discover that originally, carols were dances and not songs. The tune would have been used as a setting for the dance, and singers would ...

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  • Human 1.5

    Matthew Pulis

    Lovheim and Linderman speak of the easiness of noting how such shaping of people’s identity and particularly the digital natives is taking place.[1] Prensky goes further. He speaks of all people finding “digital Wisdom” together. The homo sapiens becomes the homo sapiens digital, who searches for wisdom through the digital. ...

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  • And The Award Goes To…

    agara

    Over the past few days, there has been a lot of clamour on the news that Malta’s Prime Minister’s wife, Michelle Muscat, was awarded the title of National Volunteer of the Year award. Reactions varied from a general sense of outrage especially by those who devote all their time to ...

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  • Sharing files and sharing lives

    Matthew Pulis

    When speaking of sharing, Spadaro uses the Web 2.0 model. He speaks of the risk of falling into a sort of ideology of the Web. From this model sprouts the reflection of Cybertheology. George gathered four definitions of this term: (i) a theology of the meanings of social communication; (ii) ...

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  • It-Taqbil tat-Tfal

    Għaqda tal-Malti Università

    X’inhi taqbila? F’kelma waħda, it-taqbil tat-tfal hu fergħa tat-tradizzjoni orali li tikkonsisti minn għadd ta’ versi li tipikament jingħadu jew jitkantaw mit-tfal jew lit-tfal għall-gost inkella waqt xi logħba. Il-letteratura orali tgħaddi minn ġenerazzjoni għall-oħra permezz tal-fomm, u bis-saħħa t’hekk it-taqbil tat-tfal baqa’ ħaj sal-lum. Din it-tip ta’ letteratura minn ...

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