Monthly Archives: December 2014

Merry Christmas To All

We hope you and yours have a happy and peaceful time. The photo is of our garden in January 2009. In these days of climate change, I wonder whether we’ll see its like again…

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The Hobbit

Last Tuesday, I paid one of my very rare visits to a cinema. I went to see a midnight showing of The Hobbit – The Battle of the Five Armies, in 3D no less. It was a somewhat surreal experience; … Continue reading

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Racism: The Crack Cocaine of Politics

The bogeyman of English politics of the late 1960s was Enoch Powell, and Hanif Kureishi has written a masterful article on the effect of Powell: Knock, knock, it’s Enoch. It’s well worth reading. Like Kureishi, I was a teenager in … Continue reading

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The Wanderers

A rather impressive short film, with the always impressive words of Carl Sagan. I won’t live to see these scenes in reality, but hopefully some of our species will.

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