Monthly Archives: July 2012

How to Kill by Keith Douglas

How to Kill by Keith Douglas Under the parabola of a ball, a child turning into a man, I looked into the air too long. The ball fell in my hand, it sang in the closed fist: Open Open Behold … Continue reading

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Photographs – my visit to the New Forest

I’ve written previously about my visit to the New Forest which took place from 14-21 May 2012. During this time I took a number of photographs (or – more accurately – being blind, sighted companions photographed scenery etc. on my … Continue reading

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If People Could Read Minds by Kevin Morris

If people could read minds half the men would be in prison and the other half would have black eyes. If people could read minds divorce lawyers would live like kings. If people could read minds friendships would vanish like … Continue reading

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Is criminal behaviour incoded in the structure of our brain?

I’ve just read an interesting article “Law and Order Blame it on the Brain”. Scientists have carried out research which appears to show that there are differences in brain structure in criminals (for example in the brain’s of psychopaths). Research … Continue reading

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If it quacks like a duck then it is a duck – well maybe

On 29 June 2012 The Wall Street Journal carried edited extracts of an interview with the inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil. Kurzweil postulates that by about 2029 machines will have achieved human level consciousness and the emotional understanding which goes … Continue reading

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Paint it Black the Rolling Stones

I was reminded of this great song by a live singer/songwriter at Ealing Beer Festival on Friday 6 July. She played a lot of great music but this was, undoubtedly one of my favourites http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AdP28V4RiU

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Ealing Beer Festival

Yesterday I attended the Ealing Beer Festival which took place in Walpole Park (http://www.ealing.gov.uk/info/200878/parks_in_ealing/658/walpole_park), and was organised by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). My friend John and I arrived at around 5:30 and left at approximately 10:50. Fortunately we … Continue reading

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