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Dead Man’s Scroll

When a man of ancient Egypt died, it was then his adventures really began. Despite whatever hardships they had encountered in life, the Egyptians seem to have thought life was … Continue reading

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Testament: creation of the bible

Back in 1988 Egyptologist John Romer wrote and presented a TV series for Channel 4 in Britain called Testament, a seven part, six hour series described as an investigation into … Continue reading

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The eye of Patrick White

I’ve just read a book by Patrick White, considered by many to be one of the 20th century’s greatest writers and by me a difficult but rewarding one. It’s called … Continue reading

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Saturday, 14 November, 2015 · 3 Comments

Singers with soul

Rolling Stone magazine has a list called “the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time”! They do explain that this is a list of the most influential artists (“recording artist” is … Continue reading

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Sunday, 8 November, 2015 · Leave a comment

“There’s just one more thing”

Right now I’m reading Robert M Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (Morrow 1975, 1999), and watching all the episodes of Columbo (1970-78) I can get my hands … Continue reading

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Thursday, 1 October, 2015 · Leave a comment

Know Yourself

A saying displayed on the entrance to Apollo’s temple at Delphi, said Plato, was “know yourself”. Delphi was a great centre of healing, where the ancient Greeks took their problems, … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 16 September, 2015 · Leave a comment

Another look at Bladerunner

I’ve just watched Bladerunner again (the so called international theatrical release of 1982), one of my favourite films, and this is what I thought afterwards. One of the things that … Continue reading

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Monday, 31 August, 2015 · 4 Comments

Records of a floating life

If you looked back (given a sufficient amount of time) at your life, what details would you choose to record? Just the essentials? As the great T’ang poet Li Po … Continue reading

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Monday, 24 August, 2015 · Leave a comment

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