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Bottling light —

The February show of WNYC’s Radiolab, called ‘Speed‘, contains three great stories. I am encouraging everyone to listen to the show or at least to the segment called Master of the Universe (about 44:48 minutes into the show).   It is about the work of Danish scientist Lene Vestergaard Hau (above) who has not only slowed light from the speed […]

Henhouse and heritage —

Although I’m on leave this week, there is a lot that needs doing around the place. Guilt and the stern gaze of SWMBO has so far prevented me from just loafing on the couch with a book and I have been gainfully employed each day working through the ‘Honey, do!’ list. As mentioned last week, […]

The Haves and Have Nots —

* Average taken from figures from 2008-2009 to 2010-2011 financial years. Source  ** Child Poverty Action Group’s estimate of annual cost to provide breakfasts for the poorest 30% of primary and intermediate schools ($18.9 million)  Source  Wandering through my Twitter feed, I came across Scott Yorke’s tweet about his latest post at Imperator Fish which contains the chart above. […]

Mini garage sale —

I’m having an online clear out of my DVD collection at Trade Me – Listings from bignoseduglyguy – a tiny selection including a Cold War classic, a documentary, a Russian horror, an Iranian drama and more besides. I’m calling it a garage sale as the money will be used to offset an increase in parking fees […]

And In News Elsewhere… —

…two things that caught my eye. I am slowly working through the shorts films that make up Ed’s Story.  Ed Dobson is a pastor who is recording his reflections on living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease.  These include gentle yet enlightening insights on hope, healing and forgiveness and more besides. For […]

The Feds are in town! —

A day of variety.  Awoke to learn that we seem to have some naughty neighbours.  After a quick tea, hooked up and checked over our trailer before taking it to the vehicle inspection station for its periodic WOF. Took a bunch of stuff to read as the queue is always a long one on Saturdays.  Upon […]

The Beatbox Nativity —

Contemporary yet scriptural, dear reader, I give you TyTe and The Beatbox Nativity. and, for those who like their greatest story ever told live and unplugged, the Nativity Rap live and on location. TyTe (aka The Reverend Tyte) is a vicar at Uplyme Church in England and was a professional beatboxer before being ordained seven […]