Monthly Archives: August 2014

“Plant or muppet” is the WRONG question for social movements

Say you’ve got someone who comes to you from another campaign which has imploded. Say he’s full of confidence, full of charisma. Say he’s good at making sure his needs and ambitions are talked about. Say he’s good at seeming … Continue reading

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Isis, Ebola and … Abba. 2014 as a trailer for the “End of Civilisation” movie…

It’s always the end of days. The apocalypse is always almost upon us. This I know. The boy is always crying wolf. But this doesn’t mean there isn’t a wolf. And that he is hungry. How will it all end? … Continue reading

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Dwight returns; “Creative compartments” etc etc

Right, am sick of *not* putting daily posts. Most of what I put up will be quick stuff – stuff I’ve typed up from various reading thinking “hmm, must do summat with that”. Well, if I just accumulate, without dispersing, … Continue reading

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Words I didn’t know, have googled/wikipedia-ed

Actinic (Solar page 118) Actinism is the property of solar radiation that leads to the production of photochemical and photobiological effects Agapanthus Some species of Agapanthus are commonly known as lily of the Nile (or African lily in the UK), … Continue reading

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Books I just bought (while giving away many many more!)

Having a bit of a clear-out. Long overdue of course. I took a backpack mostly full down to a ‘burb of Manchester where there are lots of charity shops. I surprised myself by coming away only with the following – … Continue reading

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