Peter Household - things that have interested me
history - science - words - places
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Science placards around the world
This placard from Boston is m y absolute favourite from the biggest science event in history, the global March for Science on 22nd Apri...
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Tell me it's not true!
Ha! … bet you thought it was going to be something about the first six weeks of Trump. No, what concerns me right now is news in the Daily M...
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Some curiosities from 'Self Control', an 1811 novel
Jane Austen was very rude about Self Control , a novel by Mary Brunton that came out in 1811, the same year as Austen's first, Sense a...
Thursday, December 29, 2016
My worst day at school
I'm going to tell you about my worst memory from school. This would be when I was six. For some reason I associate it with Christmas, ...
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Utopia, some thoughts
“For what justice is there in this: that a nobleman, a goldsmith, a banker, or any other man, that either does nothing at all, or, at best, ...
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Dr Johnson and a head carved on a carrot
Two months since I wrote anything here, what’s all this delay? Surely I can come up with some insightful and entertaining bon mots pertaini...
Friday, October 14, 2016
The awkwardness of "Awkward"
I've come across another word that describes itself. Stare at awkward long enough and I think you'll agree with me. What a...
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