Monthly Archives: February 2021

No, the time hasn’t flown by

“People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion,” wrote Albert Einstein. His reflection upon the nature of spacetime might have been a reflection upon the nature … Continue reading

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Cattle and curses

“For a few years, we lived in the cottage across the road from the farm. There was an old lady called Mrs Hartland who lived next door to us.” “Your great grandfather was very worried. The bullocks all seemed sick … Continue reading

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Envying Noddy Holder’s hair

The news reports that Noddy Holder has had his vaccination. It is extraordinary to think that he is seventy-seven years old. He will forever be the rambunctious lead singer of Slade whose records captured the rebellious mood of 1970s teenagers. … Continue reading

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Digital disadvantage

There seems little flexibility in digital radio transmissions. They seem loud and clear or they seem unavailable. The boundaries of coverage seem very sharp.  Rather than gradually fading, the signals seem to disappear as though a switch had been turned … Continue reading

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Beside the seaside

Among hundreds of old photographs, one that is blurred, out of focus, and indistinct caught the eye. A group of boys standing beside a sea wall stare towards the photographer. It is a school outing, but they are in their … Continue reading

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