Monthly Archives: February 2007

Alice B. Sheldon

Oooh – I see that there’s a new biography of the science fiction author James Tiptree Jr. – who turned out to be, in real life, not a man at all, but Alice B. Sheldon. She was a fascinating woman, … Continue reading

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Bowling With The Buurt

We went bowling with the neighbourhood (the buurt) last night. Organised by three of our neighbours, about forty of us descended on the bowling alley in the local village. It was a great evening, but it only served to confirm … Continue reading

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Nature’s Wonders

The March of the Librarians.

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Fun With Computers

I have a definite love/hate relationship with computers. My working life was centred around them, and inevitably at parties I was asked advice on PCs. But they usually put me in mind of the poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: There … Continue reading

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Voices From Nigeria

That’s the title of a new report from the IGLHRC (International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission). It documents some of the stories of LGBT Nigerians who are attempting to speak out against proposals for a new law prohibiting same-sex … Continue reading

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The Prayer

An extraordinary video – and I think that the song could grow on me as well.       (hat tip to Obscene Desserts)

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The Smell of Old Books

Here’s something quite bizarre – a perfume called "In The Library". It smells, well, like old books. While I love musty old bookshops, I don’t think I’d really like to smell like one…

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