When I visited the churchyard of All Saints, Isleworth, earlier in the year, I’d gone in search of the plague pit there. However, whilst exploring the burial ground, I also came across a headstone that commemorated a person who would probably have disappeared into an unmarked paupers’ grave were it not for the great age she lived to. 1,677 more words
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Monday 9 November 2015 Last night Brian Carrick and his band filled the club with their wonderful New Orleans tunes. Influenced by the joyous and jaunty sounds of the Kid Thomas Band at Heritage Hall (formerly Dixieland Hall) on Bourbon Street, he returned to the UK to form the Heritage Hall Stompers, part of the British jazz scene for 40 years. 157 more words
Brentford vs QPR, FT 1-0
Timing, they say, is everything. In comedy, in love, and what is football if it isn’t both of those things, crammed and compacted together like a dirty snowball, sheer luck dictating whether you’ll get a soft thud of exploding freshness breaking over the back of your head or a hard chunk of cold ice bruising your ear. 972 more words
THE MYTH OF MONEYBALL
In 2003, writer Michael Lewis published a seminal book about baseball called ‘Moneyball’.
It told the story of Billy Beane, the General Manager of major league baseball team the Oakland A’s, and how he turned them into champions by using data rather than old-fashioned baseball thinking. 2,519 more words