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In praise of Jane Austen and reading

Expected surprise! If the phrase may be allowed then that was my reaction on first seeing a copy of the new £10 bank note with the portrait of author Jane Austen. 561 more words

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World's Greatest Explorers? Guess What? They Are Not Even Human

Who is the greatest explorer in human history? Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, Captain James Cook?

You might be surprised to learn that the world’s greatest explorer is a machine built by NASA. 1,015 more words

4 New Trends that are Changing the Way Lawyers Do Business

The only thing that always makes things become new in life – is change: lawyers and their businesses aren’t free from it. Let’s take a look at the newly-evolving trends that are changing the way lawyers do business: 505 more words


Trump Revelations Of Alleged Collusion

Sometimes the Trump story behind the story is the best story of all. Let me explain.

America is all agog, and rightly so, at the latest revelations of alleged collusion between the Trump Presidential campaign, and Russia’s Putin regime, to get Donald Trump elected President of the United States. 970 more words

Translating Nick Cummins

I wrote this a while ago but never got around to publishing, so here it is:

It’s funny, how the majority of us can be enthralled by people who throw, run, catch or kick a ball. 978 more words

Sneaky Kiwis Win America's Cup Again

An extraordinary sporting event just happened in the last 24 hours. It’s not what you call mainstream sport. Not rugby, basketball, soccer, baseball or cricket but that doesn’t make what happened any the less extraordinary. 731 more words

Mystery Plane, Drugs, Cash And Maybe CIA 5

This is a fascinating mystery. And I’m a little bit obsessed. It’s the story of a ghost plane with confirmed links to the American CIA, which mysteriously turned up in Australia. 2,831 more words