Category Archives: Beautiful

Friday essay: the legend of Ishtar, first goddess of love and war

This is a fascinating account of the earliest goddess of war and love. It is also tells that the first recorded poet was a Enheduanna a priestess of the Moon God thought to have lived in Ur about 2300 BC. … Continue reading

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Lucy Hone: In defence of introverts | Stuff.co.nz

Extroversion isn’t the Holy Grail of functioning. I found this article positive and encouraging given how much I enjoy my own company. An important message to share. Being an introvert is a good thing. Its great. We need to encourage … Continue reading

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Why forests and rivers are the most potent health tonic around | Aeon Essays

It is Sunday morning and I’m stressing with the thought of work to do and all that… But before I go to work, I’m walking with Helena (my wife) and the dog, and posting here. Do the important things first! … Continue reading

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The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot. Robert MacFarlane

In my twenties is spent many happy weekends walking in a tramping club, although I consider my walking solid, it is nothing like that Robert MacFarlane has achieved. Walks across the ancient ways of England, and in Spain and Israel; … Continue reading

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Antares: astronomers capture best ever image of a star’s surface and atmosphere | Science | The Guardian

I’m just amazed by this; awesome and so beautful! Pictures of red supergiant Antares, 550 light years from Earth, are the most detailed images even taken of a star other than the sun Source: Antares: astronomers capture best ever image … Continue reading

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What I have discovered this week: Science Writers and Magic lessons

Three times a year between terms I find myself dreaming a passion for science story telling. I love the stories, I’m a PhD in science and a teacher, but I seek to learn and do more. But, how? This week … Continue reading

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301: What I have Learned with this Blog

I have been searching my memory for the reasons I started this blog. October 20 2011. The first months were a mix of articles, very much on the scientific side of things and I was still drawing. Since then I … Continue reading

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300 Posts

I have posted 300 times since beginning in October 2011. Ive enjoyed doing this and will continue. Thanks to all of you who following. Over 800 now. Here is the statement about my purpose here. In many ways my posts … Continue reading

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In The Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Teens Speak Up By Singing Out : Deceptive Cadence : NPR

A wonderful example of young adults learning and finding their voices. And a lesson in the power of the arts to transcend the usual barriers to connection: wealth, colour, location… And a story of vision and passion. But, of course, … Continue reading

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Writing your story — The Story Collider

I am excited to see The Story Collider coming to New Zealand but two hours hours drive away from me! Nevertheless, the training materials and Podcsts are excellent. I plan to spend many hours learning here. If you live in … Continue reading

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