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The little book who tried (but not very hard) 1

The little book who tried (but not very hard)

It takes a lot for me to make a political comment, or even admit I have a political view. So let’s pretend I’m not. Let’s just look at this little post as an objective...

Feed Your Family for under $10? Here’s how I worked it out. 0

Feed Your Family for under $10? Here’s how I worked it out.

If you live in Australia you are probably sick to death by now of the Curtis Stone ads for Coles where he makes delicious meals for under $10. Sound too good to be true?...

How a disastrous debut and an unhappy marriage gave us WiFi (almost) 0

How a disastrous debut and an unhappy marriage gave us WiFi (almost)

In June 1941, Hedy Kiesler Markey and George Antheil filed patent number 2,292,387 for a “Secret Communication System”. The object of the invention was to provide a relatively simple and reliable method of secret...

Creation science in the courts didn’t end with Scopes 0

Creation science in the courts didn’t end with Scopes

“‘Creation science’ has not entered the curriculum for a reason so simple and so basic that we often forget to mention it: because it is false, and because good teachers understand exactly why it...

Tools for the modern ghost-hunter 0

Tools for the modern ghost-hunter

Ghost hunting has a long and honourable history dating back to ancient times. One finds, for example,  at least one talkative ghost in the tales of Ancient Egypt. And ghosts were common in Roman...

Can you sue for a failed exorcism? 1

Can you sue for a failed exorcism?

My attention was caught this week by a news article about a Romanian lawyer who sued his local Orthodox bishop and four priests claiming they failed to properly exorcise flatulent demons that were forcing...

urban predators 3

urban predators

One brown falcon flies each day through the cliffs of the Terrace. Today there were three. Damn haikus. Too few syllables to say what you want without resorting to strikethrough.

Just a Limestone Cowboy 2

Just a Limestone Cowboy

When I was writing my last blog about eggs, I had a few outtakes that didn’t quite fit. One of these was the druidical egg described by Pliny the Elder, which was probably a...

A circular history of a singular egg: an Easter tale 3

A circular history of a singular egg: an Easter tale

“Having decided to write on Easter, I took out a volume of _The Encyclopædia Britannica_ in order to make up the subject of eggs, and the first entry under “Egg” that met my eye was: “EGG, AUGUSTUS LEOPOLD (1816-1863), English...

Bitten by a cittern 1

Bitten by a cittern

I was supposed to be working on a blog today about the secret history of Easter eggs. However a “kind” friend has lent me a cittern to play with over the long weekend. A cittern is a...