Tag Archives: oddity

Frost

I’ve spent all year thinking about ice and ice ages. And so when I woke this morning to find that there was frost on the ground outside, I examined it with unusual interest. And one thing I noticed was that … Continue reading

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Terrifying Clouds

I thought this was a most remarkable cloud: It looks to me like the base of it is only about 15 feet above ground, and if you were standing in the field, you could jump up and touch it. I’ve … Continue reading

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Harm, Hurt, Pain, and Grief

I began listening yesterday to a podcast of Chris Snowdon in conversation with James Delingpole. Near the beginning, Snowdon’s new book, Killjoys, got plugged: Eating sugary food, drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes are legal activities. But politicians still use the law … Continue reading

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Surprise Joni Mitchell

I came across this yesterday. Nothing to do with QAnon. Not an artist I ever listened to much. I didn’t know she smoked. I was surprised. The video has a 2013 date on YouTube. But was it shot quite a … Continue reading

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The Old Ferrie

While Emily has been on holiday in England, I’ve been on holiday too. I’ve not been thinking about smoking bans. I’ve not been thinking about global warming either. I’ve not been thinking about anything much at all. So yesterday we … Continue reading

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A Trip to Goodrich Castle

Today Emily and me plan to visit Goodrich castle: It was built after the Norman conquest of Britain in 1066, and remained in use until about 1640 when it was besieged during the English civil war, captured, and partly demolished. … Continue reading

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An Evening Out

Emily, me, and Brigitte in a pub garden yesterday evening. Photo taken on Brigitte’s mobile phone by an Australian visitor: Brigitte, me, and Emily in the Smoky Drinky Bar later on: Brigitte’s now gone back to Liverpool, and Emily and … Continue reading

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