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Back in the 1950s, a home visit from the family doctor was a quite common occurrence. Family life came to a halt with their arrival. They were treated like gods. They took your temperature and your pulse. They rapped their … Continue reading

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Lost Wars

There seem to be times in life when you get picked up and spun around and left completely different from what you were before. These times will be different for everybody, but for many people there will be events that … Continue reading

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Interesting Fictions

I’m currently hooked on an interesting fiction. It’s the idea that when the Earth gets covered in ice – as it seems that it periodically has been -, the ice acts as a layer of insulation on the rock beneath … Continue reading

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War and Peace

For the past few months I’ve been thinking how the Earth’s climate alternates between ice ages and interglacials, between cold and warmth. And, somewhat in parallel with that, I was thinking yesterday about how human societies alternate between war and … Continue reading

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Conflicting Messages

Via Taking Liberties, this report on Royal United Bath Hospital smoking ban: Smoking will be fully banned at the Royal United Hospital in Bath by the end of the year. It is currently advertised as a smoke-free site but there are … Continue reading

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Kindred Spirits

Well, there we all are. From left to right, Twentyrothmans, Frank, Nisakiman, Bucko, in the White Hart in Ashton Keynes. We were perhaps one of the most unlikely band of brothers to ever be thrown together. I’d hoped it would … Continue reading

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Strange Meeting

Tomorrow’s going to be a big day. It’ll be a bit like Stony Stratford, when smokers ( and maybe one or two non-smokers) travelled across England to protest against a proposed street smoking ban. For tomorrow a bunch of smokers … Continue reading

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