Monthly Archives: August 2010

Blue Like Jazz

On Saturday, I bought ‘Blue Like Jazz’ by Don Miller. It’s subtitled ‘nonreligious thoughts on christian spirituality’. It’s really, really good. I’m going to leave you with the Author’s Note – which is what the book opens with – to … Continue reading

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Tea of the week – Pukka black spiced chai

This week we come to one of my favourite brands – well, actually, the first time I had a pukka tea I didn’t like it at all. But I have a few that are real favourites now, and I think … Continue reading

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Saturday Play – simple pleasures

It’s the end of the month … I’ve been paid! This makes me very happy. (For the 2 weeks before payday I had been doing my best to spend nothing. Which gets quite hard when you’re hungry and tired.) It’s … Continue reading

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Love on the internet

(Really late on posting today … sorry about that.) Today’s post is to highlight some of the love on the internet. Bringing to your attention a few places that, uh, give me hope (sorry … but I do have a … Continue reading

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… for all the maths geeks …

… or really not for them, because they’ll have seen this already. This is the one, the only: Klein Four Group! They’re an acapella male group, here singing “Finite Simple Group (of Order Two)”. It’s a love song, written to … Continue reading

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“What you spend your days …”

“What you spend your days doing is what you spend your life doing.” Last night, I was flicking through Richard Carlson’s “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” (which is – now that I’ve some of it – not my sort of … Continue reading

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Tea of the Week – Twilight

I found the tea! I hadn’t left it at work. I’d put it in the very top of the cupboard, hiding behind cupcake cases (this is what happens when you have too much tea and not enough cupboard). Here’s the … Continue reading

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Saturday play – subject choice

Hey hey 🙂 This Thursday saw the publication of A level results (end of schooling before University), which is a big deal in the lives of the students awaiting results, and is made a big deal of by the media … Continue reading

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So. The flooding in Pakistan.

It’s been said that the world isn’t paying anywhere near enough attention to the floods taking place in Pakistan. And that’s definitely been mirrored in my personal response … I’ve been trying to figure out why. Usually I’m pretty quick … Continue reading

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Seneca – “Life is long …”

I really like this snippet – “Life is long enough, and a sufficiently generous amount has been given to us”. I think that’s very true. Continue reading

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