Tag Archives: In Memoriam

James Delingpole is full of sheet

Hi folks. Sorry for the distinct Altman of blog posts over the last 12 months (it’s a long story I will not bore you with). James Delingpole is the reason that I started blogging four years ago. (If this is … Continue reading

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A tribute to Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)

On the TV news today, there was video footage of some 10 year olds in a British primary school being told by their headteacher that Mandela was probably “the greatest human being to have lived in your lifetime”. I think … Continue reading

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Nick Reeves – a tough act to follow

In the 20 years that I worked as a hydrogeologist, Nick Reeves was undoubtedly the most inspirational environmental professional that I never met. I am truly shocked to learn of his premature death last month. It seems to me, therefore, … Continue reading

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Ruin is the destiny to which all men rush

As the Bishop of London said at the funeral service for the late Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven today, this is neither the time nor the place to argue about her legacy. Comments on this post are therefore disabled (until tomorrow … Continue reading

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What on Earth are you doing?

On the tenth anniversary of 9/11, this may be a question a lot of people are asking themselves because, just as near-death experiences often lead to a renewed appreciation for every day that dawns, it is common for those who … Continue reading

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