Monthly Archives: March 2011

Barefoot

I am extraordinarily lucky in being able to work some of the time at home. Today, after a drizzly start, the sun came out so that I could spend my lunch hour on the beach and, notwithstanding inasmuch as which, … Continue reading

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It Has Not Escaped Our Notice #131

Father! Pinocchio!

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Census

Anyone in the U. of K. and not moving quickly enough to avoid it will have to complete a census form, providing what will be a snapshot of who is doing what, with whom, and where, on 27 March 2011. … Continue reading

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Reading

A comment on Steve’s blog referring tangentially to one of my own effusions made me think of how many really great popular science books there are out there.. So, here’s an idea. Why not post a few of your suggestions, … Continue reading

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Regular

Yesterday I was in the London Borough of Waltham Forest where, for the third year running, I was a judge at a science debate competition. Teams of youngsters from secondary schools across the borough pitted their oratory, rhetoric and critical … Continue reading

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Retribution

Human beings have an astonishing capacity for five four five things: 1) Double standards; 2) Inability to understand relative risks; 3) Taking things personally; 4) er… 5) … that’s it. Item 1: I spent my teenage years at a Rudolf … Continue reading

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Rising

… is the title of a terrific album by 1970s beat combo Ritchie Blackmore and his Rhythm Rainbows. But I digress. The title of this post is a perhaps witty allusion to the properties of sap at this time of … Continue reading

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Football

As both my readers will know, I am a keen supporter of Norwich City FC, known to its fans as the Canaries, on account of their bright yellow strip. I can haz season ticket and on any Saturday afternoon when … Continue reading

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Bone

I’ve been meaning to highlight Zygoma, a great blog by my friend Mr P. V. of Lewisham. Among other things, he offers, every Friday, a mystery object the identity of which his readers can solve over the weekend. The object … Continue reading

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It Has Not Escaped Our Notice Area 51

There is no intelligent life in Cromer. I am only visiting.

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