Amillia the miracle baby – here is a LIFE!

You will no doubt have heard about the so-called miracle baby - Amillia Sonja Taylor - who was born at only 22 weeks in Miami last November. What doctors have been able to do has been amazing and inspiring. The…

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a great loss to the drama of politics

very sad to read today of the death of Ian Richardson - what a great actor; what a real loss. House of Cards was another seminal series (alongside West Wing) - and an improvement on the books - not least…

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Palmer Obama?

Ok - this is only really going to make sense of US TV fans. But it is common knowledge that the creators of the risible (ie not a patch on the seminal West Wing) COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF about the first female US…

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Greetings from Tirana

Here in sunny Albania for only 4 days - seems bonkers to come all this way for such a short time (well it's not that far - just took a while to get here after having to go via Vienna).…

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Terry Eagleton on Dawkins

I am definitely not a one-issue man and i certainly do not have an obsession about Richard Dawkins - but i couldn't resist throwing in this tongue-in-cheek with a serious edge quotation from a review by Terry Eagleton, ex-Marxist cultural…

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P.E.D.A.N.T.S. – an example to get us going

Thank you to those of you who have contacted me about the launch of PEDANTS. Please do be on the lookout for examples of people who don't think sensibly (to give you the sorts of categories to spot, then read…

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