Monthly Archives: September 2014

For the little gods’ sake…

(Spoiler alert: This post contains commentary on “Small gods” by Terry Pratchett and as such gives away vital plot details.) I often use the phrase “For the little gods’ sake…” as an expression of frustration. I got the expression from … Continue reading

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Politics, the art of the Possible

The title quotation is from Otto von Bismark and previously attributed to R A Butler. It also features in the hit musical Evita, where the generals play a sedate games of musical chairs. At one stage Juan Perón is left without … Continue reading

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A equals B

The whole universe is full of inequality. No two galaxies are exactly alike, no two planets are exactly alike, no two grains of sand are exactly alike, no two atoms of silicon are exactly alike. Wait a minute, is that … Continue reading

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Father’s Day

  (I’m going to try writing this post from my Android tablet. It should be interesting!) Father’s Day is a day of celebration of fatherhood, obviously! It’s of recent origin Wikipedia tells me, introduced in the early 1900s to complement … Continue reading

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Politics is a funny game.

  A very funny game. You go into it as a winner, and unless you die or quit while on top, you go out as a loser. Very often a politician will resign or declare that he/she won’t stand when … Continue reading

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