Monthly Archives: March 2009

Mapping The Brain

A terrific article by Jonah Lehrer in Wired about the work of the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle. Worth reading.

Posted in Science | Leave a comment

Boiling The Frog

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is under attack by the very body that should be upholding it – the UN Human Rights Council. Roy Brown writes about the latest racheting up of the attack.

Posted in Society | Leave a comment


A fine review of a not-so-fine restaurant by the Guardian‘s Food Critic today. One almost feels sorry for the restaurant owners. Almost.

Posted in Food and drink | Leave a comment


Charlie Brookner nails the inner workings of The Apprentice.

Posted in Entertainment | Leave a comment

The Executive Summit

This story, from The Daily WTF, reminds me of what I often observed in my working life. To be fair, though, in some of the buildings the facilities seemed as though they had been designed as an IQ test by a … Continue reading

Posted in Organizations | Leave a comment


The American dance group Pilobolus is currently touring the Netherlands, and last night we went to see their performance at the Arnhem Schouwburg. Stunning as always. Hard to believe that I first saw Pilobolus well over thirty years ago at … Continue reading

Posted in Performing Arts | Leave a comment

Extreme Shepherding

Faked or genuine, it still brings a smile to my face…    

Posted in Humour | Leave a comment