Category Archives: culture

London Burning – Great Fire of London 350 years ‘anniversary’

The Great Fire of London was a major fire that swept through the central parts of the English city of London from Sunday, 2 September to Wednesday, 5 September 1666. (see Wikipedia article and BBC History site) A festival to … Continue reading

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Irish storytelling revival

An article, by Rory Boland on BBC Travel, tells the story of a possible revival of Irish folk storytelling. The seanchaí were Ireland’s original storytellers, travelling from village to village to tell tales. “Reporters, entertainers and historians” rolled into one. … Continue reading

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David Bowie

David Bowie, 1947-2016. A great artist.

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Where is the real Star Wars?

In the last week of December 2015, I watched the new Star Wars movie – The Force Awakens. I was deeply disappointed. It is a good movie, but not more than that. A lot of retro, which I liked, but … Continue reading

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Are we happy? Are we content?

A guy named Jeff Haden has posted this nice philosophical piece, titled Why Doesn’t Anyone Ever Feel Rich? (Or Even Happy?), on LinkedIn Pulse (see here). He is a “ghostwriter, speaker and … editor”. This piece can be considered “motivational”, … Continue reading

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In Praise of Being ‘Unproductive’

Bethany McLean has written a very good opinion piece about Productivity and ‘measuring’ it. You can find it on LinkedIn: In Praise of Being Unproductive. Just go and read it. It is part of a LinkedIn series #ProductivityHacks, but it … Continue reading

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Alice in Wonderland – 150 years

Alice in Wonderland is a classic, a story loved by millions of people around the world. (If anyone needs a reference…). It was written by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson – under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. He was ‘a mathematician at Oxford’. … Continue reading

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