Category Archives: Trivia

An Afternoon With 3 Authors


I go to too few book readings and I suspect this is as much to do with the weakness of the local writers’ grapevine as it is with ivory tower syndrome. It’s also more of a rarity in my neck … Continue reading

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Phew!!


Have to blog this. Writing means not just having the correct form of words, but capturing the essence of a thought. The way it comes out is the form. Going back to 06/09/2016, we were in the middle of preparing to … Continue reading

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Process Mapping and Things


A long awaited piece of work – process mapping for a high street name – is close. While I’ve been plotting that into my diary, my middle daughter has finally, at the age of 20, cut the apron strings to … Continue reading

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Cordwainer Smith


Just looking back at Cordwainer Smith’s Instrumentality

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Have Spreadsheet, Will Dabble


It was Robert Heinlein

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Xeno-Archaeology


Xeno-archaeology: the study of strange ancients.
Explanation: a future science that deals with the past.  Continue reading

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Under Winter’s Bough


Winter’s Holme went very well – I stuck to the descriptions of winter and festivities around it. Few picked up on the scandalous sub-text. This calls to mind a line in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, always winter but never Christmas. … Continue reading

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The Glass Fly


Took Irwell Writers session today and read from Kalila and Dimna — Selected Fables of Bidpai, as retold by Ramsay Wood*. Went on to an exercise in retelling fables, folk tales, sayings – let’s pretend we’re Walt Disney. My offering … Continue reading

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The Whitaker


Over the past few days I’ve been toying with writing up my notes on Energy Risk – outside the crazy world of books is an even crazier world of finance, and risk modelling. In a former life, I did risk … Continue reading

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ScribbleCon – Todmorden, Yorkshire


I’m almost ready for ScribbleCon which is being held at The Golden Lion, Todmorden on 28/05/2016. There will be comic book stalls and magazine stalls plus talks including: 10am – 11am: Rachael Elwell (Lines Form Spaces) Linocut Print taster workshop … Continue reading

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