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Is it getting warmer?

I have recently been bothered by a plethora of homilies that seek to bluntly denigrate a number of anomalies that punctuate the (mostly) equilibrium of the weather, and they’ve led me since to ask...

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Young Mr Stoker

Young Mr Stoker, Re-insurance broker, often dreamt of the stars. More precisely, though not quite so nicely, He dreamt of the endless shoals of risks That danced and whirled about them. Visions of tranches,...

Disempowering people through the Healthy Welfare Card 0

Disempowering people through the Healthy Welfare Card

In the just-released Forrest Review, the authors say “If a cashless welfare system is effectively and smoothly introduced, it will render the cash system that preceded it an irresponsible social experiment.“. I think they’re...

In praise of cruder cameras 0

In praise of cruder cameras

Lately, I have found myself in a few situations where all I have on me is my Blackberry or a cheap pocket camera – most recently a shockproof Panasonic Lumix. With basic features and a small sensor, I am...

People like myself 1

People like myself

Our lovely Prime Minister recently said (while proposing a ‘debt levy’ for high income earners), that “Certainly it is my intention that people like myself, high-income earners, should bear a significant quantum of the burden when...

Groundhog day 0

Groundhog day

A nature walk on the banks of the Potomac River in Leesburg, Virginia. A refreshing (if muddy) escape from four days of listening to dry presentations about project management best practice in large rooms...