Category Archives: Just for Fun

2018 Retrospective

In keeping with the tradition of this blog, the following is a retrospective and round-up of my work from the past year. 2018 was a full but also a tough year for me in various respects. I have not had … Continue reading

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2017 Retrospective

As it is de rigueur for the active blogger and as is my own habit, I am ending the year with a retrospective. 2017 has been an odd year in many respects; looking back over it, it seems rather disjointed, … Continue reading

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Top Ten Curious Cat Questions

It is nearly a month since I took a break from Curious Cat. Out of my own curiosity, I just checked my blog hits to see which of my Curious Cat questions received the most traffic from this site. Obviously, … Continue reading

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Retrospective on 2016

I enjoyed a wonderful and refreshing Christmas with my family and other friends this year. The last few days have been packed with lots of good food, renewed fellowship, board games, and country walks. I got to watch Rogue One … Continue reading

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The Holiness of Housebreaking

A few weeks ago, I posted a piece that I submitted to the Babylon Bee, which they never published. It looks as though my second attempt was a failure too, so I thought that I would share it with you … Continue reading

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Another Failed Babylon Bee Writer

Ben Myers has just shared his unpublished submission to the Christian satirical website, the Babylon Bee. As another person whose submission was never published (I recently submitted a letter to the editor, which hasn’t been published yet, so perhaps I … Continue reading

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Retrospective on 2015

After a very pleasant extended break from blogging and Twitter, I am (temporarily) returning. Christmas has been thoroughly enjoyable so far, involving extended bouts of board gaming with family, lots of baking and cake decoration, debates about the merits of … Continue reading

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Podcast: End of the Year

Our final Mere Fidelity episode of 2015 has just been posted. Within it we discuss the highlights of our year, what we are looking forward to in 2016, and what we think about new year’s resolutions. You can also follow … Continue reading

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Earth Cake

A few months ago, some of my closest friends in Durham promised to create a planet cake with me upon the submission of my PhD. This weekend, with the help of a gifted six year old cake decorator, we finally got … Continue reading

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Links 10 – 10/10/13

Since you have all been very good (and as I will be offline for most of the weekend), this week’s links post is early. 1. What is the Higgs Boson? 2. The Moment When Nobel Prize Winner Peter Higgs Learned … Continue reading

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