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Archive for March, 2008

A Stroke of Insight

Posted by Anne on March 31st, 2008

At the age of 37, at the height of her career, brain scientist Jill Bolte Taylor had a stroke. She witnessed the functions in her left brain hemisphere shutting down.

Peace

Posted by Anne on March 24th, 2008

Easter has been connected with the peace movement ever since people first went on a 50 mile “Easter March” from London on Good Friday in 1958 to demonstrate against nuclear weapons.

No Genius

Posted by Anne on March 17th, 2008

Math! It seems to me that no subject (except maybe English) can frustrate so many learners.

Pizza EU

Posted by Anne on March 10th, 2008

If this petition is accepted, the pizza service I use will no longer be able call its pizza a “Pizza Napolitana”. But frankly, who cares?

Blackbird Singing

Posted by Anne on March 3rd, 2008

I find myself at 4am sitting by the open window with a soothing cup of tea and listening to the blackbirds singing. There are two of them, and they sing at intervals.