Monthly Archives: April 2011

the lights are going out (but not here, yet)

A story by Tom Whipple in Energy Bulletin yesterday, about how South Asia is running out of power (I noticed this in Nepal when I was there in January, in Bhaktapur – the power was off for at least half … Continue reading

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a Thursday night in April

Last night we took the kids and Natasha to the Wanderers, with Kyria riding on Natasha’s knee in the back. There was a concert going on, and Allison sang Stop Your Sobbing – I could tell she was unsure of … Continue reading

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49 and counting

Tonight I start my 50th year. When I was a kid, 40 was one thing, but people in their 50s, well, that was old… and now there’s a 5 hovering over my 10’s column: still greyed out, but looming into … Continue reading

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Mr. Osborne starts to bite

Last week a colleague at work introduced me to a site called Teachers TV, and specifically to a video of someone called Phil Beadle teaching a class of inner city yoof a poem by Grace Nichols called Island Man.It was … Continue reading

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ant city

When I came downstairs yesterday morning Kyria ran up to me and said “Dad! Dad! Come and see Ant City!” In response to the number – a handful or two – of ants scurrying around on the living room floor, … Continue reading

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objects, objects…

Something, anything… Nothing much happened yesterday. Except a whole bunch of little kids came around. Kyria had two friends here, and then Ian’s friend Elias from the neighbourhood dropped by. The thing is with Elias that he always brings several … Continue reading

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