Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Jubilee

When I was writing an earlier pst about Queen Worship, it curiously seemed to take on a life of its own, and morph into the Olympics! They are both part of the same thing, whipping up nationalistic fervour, Nazi Germany … Continue reading

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NASA, Da Vinci and The Moon

Leonardo da Vinci was very interested in the Moon. He studied it closely, and made many scientific notes and drawings. In 1994, Bill Gates paid 30 million dollars for da Vinci’s Notebooks, now known as the Codex Leicester. They cover … Continue reading

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The Wedding Photographer

It is quite common that the Wedding Photographer runs the Wedding. The photographic record becomes more important than the event itself. Sometimes it almost seems as if the whole thing is staged just to get good photos, like a fashion … Continue reading

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Queen Worship

The Day of Queen Worship is fast approaching on 5th June, and everyone is being hyped up into a state of nationalistic fervour. It is another one of those things when the government decides when you have your time off … Continue reading

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More Moon Ramblings

I am reading an amazing book called Who Built the Moon. Some of what I am reading is matching up with things I have observed for myself, which is good corroboration. The book is written from a scientific standpoint, and … Continue reading

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Shelf Life

An allotment neighbour recently explained to me how his wife selected the best raspberries for freezing. This is probably what most peole do, but I started wondering why we don’t eat the best stuff straight away, while it is at … Continue reading

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Monkey Stories

The Hundredth Monkey… A bunch of monkeys are taught how to do a certain activity. By the time a hundred monkeys have learnt how to do it, the rest don’t need to be taught. Why is that? The monkey species … Continue reading

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We Are All Right

Imagine a load of people standing at various points around a hill, all looking at the hill. If everyone took a photo from where they were standing, all the photos would be different, because no two people would be in … Continue reading

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Moon Ramblings

This is a collection of notes on the Moon, originally written around the Full SuperMoon of 5th May 2012. Hormones… I seem to have been sucked into the SuperMoon influence. I feel like I am in a head to head … Continue reading

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The Power of 11/11

Someone I know came very close to death in a terrible car accident many years ago. I was always struck by the curious timing at 11am on 11th November (11/11). Exactly the same time as the two minutes silence on … Continue reading

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