A Native America

Originally posted on Rambling History:
The arrival of Europeans in North America heralded a dark period for the indigenous population of the continent. In the space of a few centuries the patchwork of vibrant, independent tribal societies that littered the modern-day United States were systematically disintegrated; their people scattered, and often subjected to brutal acts…

Hyde and seek

Originally posted on Triple Distilled Communications:
Augustine of Hippo knew a few things about lying. In about 395AD he wrote a couple of books on the subject, and in one, De Mendacio (On Lying), he detailed a compendium of the reasons people lie. As listicles go, it stands pretty strong to this day: Here they…

Well worth a listen…

Interesting lecture on the latest scientific thinking about sleep and how important it is to our health and well being. Will sleep deprivation become the new smoking? Russell Foster delivers the opening lecture of Radio 3’s 2017 Free Thinking Festival. Source: BBC Radio 3 – Free Thinking, Festival 2017, Sleep – Freedom to Think via The…

Time For A Rant

  As soon as we get an online presence our data is mined. I get that – but what really pisses me off is when I repeatedly get offered something I’ve already purchased or viewed. Dear Mr.Amazon I’ve bought the thing stop offering 101 other versions of it!!! Surely you can write a bit of…

Lynne Holland nee Brennan 1948-2017

Well that was a tough couple of weeks. My beloved sister passed away on the 27th of February after a short illness so we’ve been dashing around back and forth to Gloucester trying to be there for her and her sons, sorting her house out and generally doing what needs to be done. This hasn’t…