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Have you ever noticed than when you take the English  word ‘apart’ (as it were), and separate it into two, ‘a part’, you change its meaning 180 degrees? The word … Continue reading

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Thursday, 16 February, 2017 · 2 Comments

Shakespeare’s fame

Not much is known about Shakespeare’s life, but that means that it’s always possible to find out something more (at least for a non specialist like me). Career trajectory Shakespeare … Continue reading

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Thursday, 19 January, 2017 · Leave a comment


I’m interested in some sciences, in an amateurish way, and I enjoy finding out that everything is not as neatly tabulated as scientists want us to think. I used to … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 3 January, 2017 · Leave a comment

Something big

It’s very easy to get answers. You just have to ask the wrong questions. But if you persist in asking important questions – they’re the ones without an answer – … Continue reading

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Saturday, 10 December, 2016 · 1 Comment

Looking Back

It’s not that easy to do, looking backwards. If you’re going forward at the time, you trip and fall flat on your face. If you are stationary you go around … Continue reading

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Friday, 18 November, 2016 · Leave a comment


I was idly watching a butterfly in my garden; a black and white one, who looked as though he had no particular place to go and was just window shopping; … Continue reading

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Thursday, 8 September, 2016 · Leave a comment


It runs away from you, like any other concept. It makes me ask questions. 1. Is beauty ideal or actual? 2. Is it a quality of objects, or a feeling … Continue reading

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Monday, 20 June, 2016 · 5 Comments