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A Successful Teaching Moment

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Book Review: Jo Nesbo ~ Nemesis (2002) (Translator: Dan Bartlett)

The job description of fictional Detective Inspectors is that they should be alcoholics, mavericks, insightful, very persuasive, and yet, curiously, trusting. They get into scrapes where everything says, ‘Don’t do it’. But they do. They lure colleagues into committing crimes … Continue reading

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Open Wide!

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J B S Haldane, scientist, organises his very own After Life

“He [Haldane] had left strict instructions about what was to be done with his body. ‘I hope that I have been of some use to my fellow creatures while alive,’ he once wrote, ‘and I see no reason why I … Continue reading

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Winston Churchill mocks Clement Attlee (who got the last laugh*)

Churchill said: “An empty taxi arrived at 10 Downing Street, and when the door was opened, Attlee got out.” And the classic “He is a modest man with much to be modest about.” Finally: Attlee is, ‘A sheep in sheep’s … Continue reading

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London and the Great Plague, 1665: Plague Pits

Records state that plague deaths in London and the suburbs crept up over the summer from 2,000 people per week to over 7,000 per week in September. These figures are likely to be a considerable underestimate. Many of the sextons … Continue reading

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An Oasis: a miracle of nature

This photo was taken above an oasis in Libya in the Sahara Desert

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A Pen Portrait of Dylan Thomas (about 1936)

“That cruel giggle is the thing I best remember about him. He told me how as a boy he delighted in tearing the wings off flies. I said it must be a difficult thing to do. Dylan replied, ‘Maybe I … Continue reading

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Texas: The Miracle State

Bill moved to Texas because of the excellent climate. His new neighbour who was an older man. One day when they were chatting he asked, “Is this a really healthy place to live?” “It sure is. When I first arrived … Continue reading

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Hitler’s Invasion Plan: Operation Sea Lion, 1940

Hitler issued Directive No. 16 on July 16 [1940]…., “As England, in spite of the hopelessness of her military position, has so far shown herself unwilling to come to any compromise, I have decided to begin to prepare for, and … Continue reading

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