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13th June 1831. May the Force be with You.

Today in 1831 saw the birth in Edinburgh of  one of the all-time greats in physics, James Clerk Maxwell, later to formulate the classical theory of electromagnetism, the second great unification force in physics, following that of Newton’s 17thc theory of gravity. 199 more words


The Consolations of Electricity

This narrative nonfiction essay first appeared in slightly different form in the Spring 2018 issue of Solidago Journal.

Valletta, Malta, March 1829

Perhaps Malta was not always a lonely archipelago in the midst of the Mediterranean. 6,583 more words


Sir Eduardo Paolozzi in Birmingham

Catch a train from Birmingham New Street to the University stop. Turn left out the station and you will see this colossus in the distance… 113 more words


"Dark Side of the Moon"

Carl Sagan, Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Michael Faraday, Nikola Tesla…

NASA and the entire space agency. Our astronauts who sat on top of a big ass firework to get blasted off of the earth. 177 more words


SE17: A tramp down Walworth Road

SE17 is Walworth. Walworth is one of those parts of London that is quite hard to place as it has kind of slipped off the map. 3,014 more words

London Walks

The Christmas Spinner - A True Tale for Christmas

Christmas 1821

“Where’s my husband?” She asked, “Dinner has been ready for ages.”

“Sorry Mam,” the maid replied, “I think he is in the workshop.” 257 more words


What ever happened to that actress and the prince?

You’ve heard the news. Here’s the Royal announcement:

A prince is engaged to an actress! Why would an American like me have any interest in such news at all? 878 more words