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Reflections - 2017

Following some important developments, I think it’s fair to say that the past year has hopefully marked an appreciable turning point for my astrophotography.  Reflections… 3,906 more words


Four trampoline parks to check out in Singapore

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Katapult finds itself situated in amidst the lush greenery of ORTO. Impress your friends at the viewing area by leaping, spinning and flipping on the 30 interconnected trampolines in the main area, then take your slam dunks to new heights at the basketball hoops. 99 more words


A Mistranslated Title?

I’ve mentioned previously that I do like reading the novels of Emile Zola. This will be the fifth one I’ve read (not counting re-reads) and is, I think, one of his best known. 496 more words


The best things to do in Singapore this week (Jan 15-21)

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Contemporary art’s language can sometimes struggle to engage, even for the astonishingly cerebral among us. But, when done correctly, the best pieces show a clear message that reveal more and more with each viewing or through discussions with peers, all the while accepting that you might not know your Hirsts from your Emins. 41 more words


Awards Season 2018: So many movies, so many series, so little time—such a pleasure.

As a 45-year voting member of Screen Actors Guild—and a retired member of Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences—awards season, for me, is like a second Christmas. 481 more words


The Hanging Stranger

Sometimes, Philip Dick wrote a short story that is quite good; occasionally, he wrote one that was excellent; and rarely, he wrote one that was simply breath-taking. 171 more words


The Hood Maker

Not that I usually give a fig about being in fashion, but it does feel a bit strange to see Philip K Dick, one of my favourite SF authors, being so popular again. 498 more words