The CoronaVirus – Introduction

What is the CoronaVirus Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). The most recently discovered … Read more

Starting all over again

Sometimes, it is a good thing when change comes along.   My web host was at my service for 17 years and then something went wrong.   I did not do backups as often as I probably should have but, then again, I have been collecting junk for such a long time that sweeping absolutely … Read more

Stockholm Syndrome: The True Story of Hostages Loyal to Their Captor

Stockholm Syndrome: The True Story of Hostages Loya How a six-day hostage drama inside a Swedish bank christened the psychological phenomenon known as “Stockholm Syndrome.” Written by CHRISTOPHER KLEIN On the morning of August 23, 1973, an escaped convict crossed the streets of Sweden’s capital city and entered a bustling bank, the Sveriges Kreditbanken, on … Read more

Blind Muslims, attending Islamic events with guide dogs

There was this “Islamic” event that was advertised on Facebook. I indicated that I was interested and got in touch with the organisers. I made it clear that I had a guide dog and woops! Just like that, I was no longer welcome to attend. I just had to respond, especially since others might get … Read more