Category Archive: Misc.

Jul 13

Sticks and Brains

Recently I attended a seminar on self-defense for women.  It’s totally my cuppa tea.  There are very few Causes with a Capital C in my life, but environmentalism, literacy and women-awesomeness are probably the top three, followed closely by respect for the scientific method, and maybe a campaign to lower the price of belgian chocolate …

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Jun 30

Sparring Partners

I love learning escrima.  Classes make me happy, thinking about it makes me happy – it brings me joy.  When I first started learning, I found half a broom handle to practice the movements with.  Now, when I’m working as a lighting designer during intense periods, and can’t make it to class for a while, …

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Jun 25

Okay, I admit it…

Firstly, I do keep an eye on comments, and am always thrilled and grateful when people a) add to b) reply about c) criticise a lot or d) just generally get involved in a conversation on this blog.  To you all: my thanks. Secondly, as Tim Minchin once pointed out, all those people who, as …

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Jun 05

Don’t Drill A Hole In Your Head

I love podcasts.  At a wedding a few days ago, it was only through my habitual fondness for podcasts, I suspect, that I was able to win the marriage-based quiz.  Win, as in 3/10 was a winning score.  (There was no prize, and one of the questions had a massively waffly answer so laced with …

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May 27

Public Copyright Abounds!

… or, equally, this blog post could possibly have been entitled ‘In Surprised Praise of Elementary‘. So, as we all know, Arthur Conan Doyle has now been dead just long enough.  Long enough for his works to slip into public copyright, at which point any old mackerel can have a play with it.  Thus, we’ve …

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