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Factfulness

  “Factfulness” Can you try to answer the following questions? A.  In 1950 there were fewer than one billion children (aged 0-14) in the world. By 2000 there were almost two billion. How many do UN experts think there will … Continue reading

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On reading stamina

I have just finished reading “4321” by Paul Auster. This was a very long book, the best part of 900 pages. I have read a few long books in my time, notably “Anna Karenina” and “War and Peace” by Leo … Continue reading

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Towards Roddenbury’s vision?

Gene Roddenberry was an extraordinary man. He was a bomber pilot in World War 2, a policeman in the Los Angeles Police Department a scriptwriter for television (specializing in westerns and crime dramas) and the creator and guiding light of … Continue reading

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Joachim Prinz the forgotten Civil Rights hero

I have been reading the book 4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster. In the book he mentioned that the hero who he always refers to as Ferguson was influenced, as so many other people were in 1960s, by the … Continue reading

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An experiment in writing

This blog post is different from the rest because I’ve actually dictated every single word of it into my iPad. I have been trying to see how I can write a post using just words that I speak. The iPad … Continue reading

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Climate Change: a great infographic

I have recently come across this excellent infographic that explains so much about human development and the various climates that we have lived through. The thing to do is to scroll down to the last 200 or so years and … Continue reading

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The Family

I have just finished reading “The Family” by David Laskin. It is about one Jewish family that took three directions as a result of revolutionary events in the Jewish Pale of Settlement at the beginning of the twentieth century. The … Continue reading

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