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Entries from July 27th, 2020

Get on your bike!

July 27th, 2020 · No Comments · Life

I see that the government want to encourage more people to take up cycling to improve health by reducing obesity. While it is easy to pick holes in this, the gist of it is very laudable. There shouldn’t be any doubt that reducing weight leads to improvements in health and that cycling can help to […]

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Its all a big conspiracy!

July 17th, 2020 · No Comments · Life

I try to keep an open mind generally, but I don’t have a lot of time for conspiracy theories and usually dismiss them immediately because they are just so obviously preposterous. I’m sure there are conspiracies, in the sense that there are people conspiring in quite boring ways, but nobody talks about them. They are […]

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A tedium of collective nouns

July 9th, 2020 · No Comments · Life

I am in a bit of a miserable ranting mood today so I’ll vent a bit about collective nouns. If there is one aspect of language that irritates me more than coy euphemisms it is collective nouns, and especially the newly-minted ones that always seem to be presented as mildly amusing and perhaps faintly satirical.

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It’s the end of the world as we know it (and I feel fine)

July 8th, 2020 · No Comments · Life, Politics

There is a lot of change coming. Some of it necessitated by the Covid-19 experience and some of it self-inflicted by Brexit. I do try to embrace change and welcome it because, like most people, I want things to keep improving and improvement implies change. Conversely, any change represents an opportunity to twist it into […]

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Nostalgic for Thatcher and Reagan

July 7th, 2020 · No Comments · Politics

If you went back to the mid-80s and told me that one day I would be nostalgic for Reagan and Thatcher  in another 35 years I would have refused to believe it, but here we are and we have a president of the US I would swap for Reagan in a heartbeat and a British […]

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In praise of… Burning Shed

July 3rd, 2020 · No Comments · Life

Time for another quick unsolicited testimonial, this time for the wonderful Burning Shed online shop. Here are a few reasons to love the website: Specialising in stuff a bit outside the mainstream – like prog, Canterbury scene and electronica Carries a lot of special box sets, vinyl and collectibles Is the official store for some […]

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