Monthly Archives: June 2007

Lily white Olympians and other bedside stories

You know, I deal with fractions quite often. I write maths textbooks, so me and fractions have quite a close relationship. I can write neat little exercises that’ll teach your 6-year-old to define fractions, compare them, convert them to a … Continue reading

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Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. (Robert F. Kennedy)

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My favourite break-up line ever

Watched “Secretary” again last night. What a fine film. Worth seeing for the best break-up line of all time: PETER You’re my fiancee! LEE I don’t want you. Get out. I mean, poor Peter. But when you know, you know, … Continue reading

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Internet dates that didn’t happen #1

Dear M______ I hardly know you very well, off these few emails, and you seem, you know, genuine. I imagine your friends refer to you as “such a sweet guy”. I imagine you get along passably well with ex-girlfriends. But. … Continue reading

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Quotation of the weekend

“Silence is usually understood to be something negative, something empty, an absence of sound, of noises. This misunderstanding is prevalent because very few people have ever experienced silence. All that they have experienced in the name of silence is noiselessness. … Continue reading

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Go find me a verb please – one that works

I know this might lose a lot of you off the bat, but how often do you think about the verbs you choose? A while ago, a friend told me about a language called E-Prime. Simply put, E-Prime refers to … Continue reading

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