Beyond the immediate news of who won the Literature award and why, there is also another question. What the heck happened in 2018 and why are they only now announcing the 2018 winner along with the 2019 winner? It is all a very sordid tale, a drama that includes sexual assault, and rape. One wonders … Read more Nobel 2018 & 2019 – Literature
Malcolm Gladwell has a new book coming out this month (Sept 2019 – Talking to Strangers). If you are not familiar with who he is or his books, then perhaps a quick summary is appropriate. If you are also into behavioral economics, then the news of yet another of his books just might be motivating … Read more Should you Trust the Wisdom of Malcolm Gladwell?
On the weekend I went to a church. To be specific, it was the Broad Street Chapel pictured above, but it was not quite as you might anticipate it to be. The picture above shows you the outside of the building, and below you can see it within its actual context. It might indeed have … Read more Random Musings – a visit to Church
Professor Edzard Ernst has a new book coming out that he has co-authored with Dr Kevin Smith, of Abertay University in Dundee entitled “More Harm Than Good?” (The link to a pre-order for it is here on Amazon, it comes out on 18th Feb). So this happened … speaking ahead of the publication of their new … Read more Professor Edzard Ernst at war with Prince Charles over homeopathy
As you are no doubt aware, Michael Wolf’s book, Fire and Fury, has resulted in a lawyer representing Mr Trump sending him a “Cease and Desist” letter on 4th Jan.. “Your publication of the false/baseless statements about Mr. Trump gives rise to, among other claims, defamation by libel, defamation by libel, defamation by libel per … Read more Michael Wolff’s Lawyer tells Trump to F**k off
The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2017 is awarded to the English author Kazuo Ishiguro “who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world”. My Immediate Thoughts This is a good choice, it is back to normal after last year’s rather unusual selection. The … Read more 2017 Nobel Prize – Literature