Funny Mitt Romney story.
I’m listening to an interview with American political commentator and former Democrat insider Mark Shields on NPR. He told a funny story about Mitt Romney. His general view is that Mitt is a poor candidate, out of touch with ordinary lives and blind to the concerns of ordinary people. In Mitt’s favor though, he says, is his wife, he says Mitt is a better candidate because of his...
A manifesto for rearing a daughter from a Somerset Maugham heroine. I want a girl because I want to bring her up so that shan’t make the mistakes I’ve made. When I look back upon the girl I was I hate myself. But I never had a chance. I’m going to to bring up my daughter so that she’s free and can stand on her own feet. I’m not going to bring a child into the world,...
Faster than light neutrinos.
So the OPERA collaboration is now admitting that they have found problems with their experimental set up, problems that may have contributed systematic errors to their neutrino experiment. They aren’t admitting yet that they were wrong but one of the two systematic errors has, it seems, a similar time scale to the result and so it seems almost certain that the result will be be withdrawn. ...
A Valentine’s Day poem which avoids the usual “violets are blue” problem: Violets are violet egg plants, aubergine You show me what it is Love can mean.
So, now, me, my wife, my three children, my parents, my parents in-law, my grandmother and my brother and about 200 million other people live in a country other than the one we were born in. Be gentle, we mean no harm!