Tag Archives: Terry Pratchett

Dwelling in the past

Some accounts have the wizard Merlin living his life from future to past, in the opposite direction to the rest of us.┬áThis meant that to him, what would a final farewell to us would be a joyous first meeting for … Continue reading

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There’s an apocryphal story of an eminent lecturer (some say Bertrand Russell) giving a lecture on astronomy, describing how the earth orbits the sun, the sun orbits the centre of the Home Galaxy, the Milky Way, when someone objects and … Continue reading

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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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