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A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge. That is why I read so much. Tyrion Lannister (George RR Martin)

Another lockdown and another round of homeschooling (and even less work and research for me). I’m basically limited to thought, and there isn’t even much time for thinking. 

In spring, we tried Twinkl. I considered subscribing, then the company ope...

Two photographs from autumn walks.

The leaves have fallen off the trees; Britain (and Korea) are now in the deep midwinter; our tomato plants are long gone. Tomatoes, however, are probably grown around the year in Chile, if you consider what Neruda said:

In December,
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What if by (trying to) criminalise more (ordinary) people in the west, you’re losing support for your cause in already tolerant societies? https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/comment/lets-not-expand-hate-crime-even-further-cszz7zx28

‘87% of Amer...