Monthly Archives: October 2011

End of the Road

Hay on Wye is a little village in Wales of about a thousand people just over the border from England. What has made it famous around the world and brought me to it, is books. About 30 years ago, an … Continue reading

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String Theory, the City of Bath and the Romans

String Theory  proposes that more than one set of physical laws are possible and as a consequence different universes exist and can co-exist, a little like J.K. Rowling’s idea where Harry Potter can pass through a portal and enter a … Continue reading

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Griffons and Lions on Guard

All of the roads into the City of London (the central core of the much larger metropolis) are protected by a rampant griffon. We tend to hear more about the congestion charges than we do rampant griffons, but they have … Continue reading

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Amsterdam Shock

After the horse and cart, the first mechanical invention was the bicycle and its magical pedal, chain and gear system. It remains the most efficient human movement machine ever invented. Nothing else has occurred to the human mind that can … Continue reading

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