Monthly Archives: April 2003

Going Sane

I’m told I was shouting in my sleep this morning again: “Sex on wheels” and then “I hate myself”. But spring is here, and Sean took a photograph to prove it. This was meant to be a trouty water, but … Continue reading Continue reading

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Calloo! Callay!

O frabjuous day! Felix has got onto his course in stage management at RADA. Only three people are admitted every year. My son the brain surgeon! Continue reading

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moral philosophy in practice

I’m reading the memoirs of Mary Warnock, whom I hope to profile. She’s the nearest thing to an acknowledged moral arbiter this country has: an Oxford philosopher who has been a member of every important committee for years and years. … Continue reading Continue reading

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hobbits in mumin valley

I don’t think that Tolkein was one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century, but “Tove Jansson”:http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/tjansson.htm just might have been; it turns out that she did “the illustrations(Really: you couldn’t fake that style)”:http://zepe.250x.com/hobbit_tj/index.html#content for an early Swedish translation … Continue reading Continue reading

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To a dinner party, then

With Charles Nevin, Liv O’Hanlon, and Richard Dowden, and Penny Mansfield, old Indie friends and their spouses: in fact Richard and Penny more or less have to stay married, since she runs One to One, which used to be known … Continue reading Continue reading

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an anecdote

Not going to post much this weekend: there’s a lot of work on, and we have to go into London tonight for a meal with old friends. But I just found the story of a “technological disaster”:http://comment.zdnet.co.uk/story/0,,t479-s2132984,00.html in Rupert’s column … Continue reading Continue reading

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Thank God

you can buy this T-shirt in XXL. I think that might cover the target market. (found through “TNH”:http://www.nielsenhayden.com/makinglight ) Continue reading

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redneck patriotism

Well, at least they “beat him(Bikers beat man unconscious for arguing against Gulf War in a bar)”:http://www.wvgazette.com/section/News/Other%20News/2003033140 up for his opinions, not his name. You have to register to read the original story, so I put the guts of it … Continue reading Continue reading

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Suppose nigel molesworth

were “sent to Hogwarts”:http://www.alice.dryden.co.uk/ho_for_hoggwarts.htm — the parody I’ve linked to is wonderfully funny, and too long to quote. So you’ll just have to click on it. Continue reading

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You want technology?

I have more “bandwidth”:http://www.williamgibsonbooks.com/blog/blog.asp than I ever knew. Continue reading

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