Monthly Archives: December 2013

Welcome To Wonderland

Came across climate modeler Prof. Christopher Essex giving a fun talk about the unsolved mathematical and computing problems of climate simulation models:   There were rather a lot of unsolved problems. Two stand-out quotes: “Some big wheels there sat me down … Continue reading

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Playing With Fire

Following on from my last post, the way I see it is that the War on Smokers is a kind of low-key civil war in which one bunch of people (antismokers) is to trying to get another bunch of people … Continue reading

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Taken For A Ride

I expected to wake up today with a full head cold. Instead, when I woke up, my cold had gone. Completely gone. I was astonished. But it seems to be what ‘colds’ are for me these days. One day my … Continue reading

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Losing The Magic

I seem to be coming down with a cold. The first in about four years. But I have an enormous stock of whisky, and plenty of honey, and even some lemon, to mix into hot and heady brews. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Another Day, Another Ban

Cinnamon rolls, this time.   The season’s festivities in Denmark have been overshadowed by the prospect that it could be the last Danish Christmas before a European Union ban on their beloved kanelsnegler or cinnamon rolls. The proposed ban followed … Continue reading

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Meander

I became interested in rivers when the smoking ban drove me out of my local pub (above) in Devon, and I began to sit in the sun by the little river that flowed past its garden, gazing for hours at … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

And a Happy New Year, to all my readers.    

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