The Strangeness of Eclipses

July 23, 2009

All the attention given to the recent solar eclipse has got me thinking about the phenomenon in general. This particular eclipse is spectacular —at 6 minutes and 39 seconds in some places, it’s the longest this century. There is something really awe inspiring about a total solar eclipse—the darkness falling in the middle of the […]

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Pipex Part 3: Just when you thinks it’s safe to come out…..

July 16, 2009

You know those horror films when it’s five minutes to the end and all the creepy things have been destroyed and the good people are hugging in the  sunshine, and then…..the claw-like hand emerges from the freshly dug grave. Oh the shock… That was kind of my feeling when the post arrived yesterday. For those […]

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Jupiter/ Neptune Conjunction: Ideals and ideologies

July 12, 2009

The current conjunction between Jupiter and Neptune in Aquarius is interesting in that  it is longer lasting than most Jupiter transits and is, therefore likely to have a greater effect. When Jupiter is direct and moving fast, transits, allowing for an orb  of 2°,  last for about three or four weeks and their effects may […]

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Pipex Part 2: The story is over —with a little animal help

July 6, 2009

A knock on the door —a heavy knock that means business, one that cannot be ignored—caught my attention this morning. This is it, I think, The Summons. Pipex have finally carried out their threat to take me to court. It turned out to be a Jehovah’s Witness who gave me a leaflet about how to […]

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Pipex Part 1: A horrid tale of an evil phone service provider

July 3, 2009

Sometimes you just have to rant—the soul demands it. My rant today concerns Pipex, a dreadful and possibly fraudulent telecommunications company. The general level of customer service is incredibly low in this industry and complaints about it are all too common but Pipex stands out from the crowd for it’s appalling standards. I must add […]

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Clava Cairns: A place out of time

June 19, 2009

Near Inverness, hidden away and difficult to find,  is a neolithic burial site known as the Clava Cairns. Located close to Culloden battlefield, it is bypassed by the many visitors heading for the more famous location. This is just as well. Clava is a place that should be experienced  in quiet solitude. The atmosphere is […]

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Politically Incorrect Food

June 6, 2009

Breakfast this morning was a slice of Galia melon and a bowl of muesli with milk. It wasn’t as nice as it should have been. The melon was ripe and juicy but at the same time strangely grainy and without much flavour. Not at all the crisp and refreshing sweetness that I associate with melon. […]

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You Have to Start Somewhere

June 2, 2009

This is the very first post in my very new blog. I was hoping to do this yesterday. June 1 is my birthday and if I had done it then,  my blog and I would have the same birthday and that would be somehow meaningful and aproppriate. It didn’t happen that way. Events and ongoing […]

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