Authors whose work I think will stick with me…
Andy challenged some friends on FB to come up with their list of 15 authors that come to mind in 15 minutes and whose work we thought was going to stick with us for life. 1. Jostein Gaartner – "Sophie's world" in particular 2. Agatha Christie – spent many a holiday in her plots […]
What a piece of work is a man….in search of truth – again
I have been studying philosophy in the era of Shakespeare. As part of that I watched Kenneth Branagh’s excellent full-length version of Hamlet, set in 1800s, later than the original setting of the play, which was Elizabethan England. In this video clip is a soliloquy from act II scene 2. The same soliloquy in […]
Wouldn’t it be nice…
“Wouldn’t it be nice….” Sounds like the advertising jingle for ‘dark matter’, some random chocolate brand I don’t like.
In fact it is a sentence which describes well this segment I’ve started to write, instead of calling it “my utopia” or some such thing, it is simply “wouldn’t it be nice”. Thus giving me some […]
Once I got caught…..@ TED2009
This is my TED2009 story [TED = technology, entertainment and design]. It aims to give you a sense of what it feels like to be there. Some of this may seem like an insider’s story and I apologise for that.
For 3.5 days we watched, heard, tasted [those who got the bread […]
Recording the progress
Today the spirit level told us that the little 14 year old is not very little at all. He has now surpassed both parents in height and is within reach to the forecast made when he was 2 years old that he’d be 192cm tall as an adult. He is now 183cm.