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Observations Travel

Last of the Dinosaurs?

I didn’t have any work to do today, so with some friends we made a trip by road to some forest north of here. It was a fairly long and tiring drive – but at least the car was air conditioned. There are still extensive tracts of rain forest here in Congo which have not […]

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Humour Mission

Essential Equipment for Mission

Thanks to Andrew Jones for this picture. To think I’ve spent all these years training people in linguistics, anthropology and other stuff, without ever seeing that folding organs could be a valuable aid for mission work. Any ideas of other important things I’ve forgotten? This post is more than a year old. It is quite […]

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Church: UK Humour

Global Warming

I found this picture on connexions The blog of Richard Hall, a Methodist Minister in South Wales. I’ve added connexions to my blogroll and heartily encourage you to take a look at what Richard is writing. There is some good stuff to be found there. This post is more than a year old. It is […]

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Computing/Internet

Si Hoc Legere Scis Nimium Eruditionis Habes

I’m not sure I can ever forgive the person who introduced me to StumbleUpon a web service which takes you to random web pages based on a series of criteria which you choose. I’veĀ  found all sorts of interesting things in the past couple of days, including a page which gives you all sorts of […]

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Humour

Toilet Tales 3

Thanks to Phil for pointing out this BBC story. Police are on the hunt for a thief who stole a urinal from a pub in Hampshire. The man is thought to have spent 40 minutes removing the white toilet bowl after ordering half a pint at the Royal Oak pub in Southampton. He then stuffed […]

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Humour

Pigeons

Take my word for it, you want to read this newspaper article. Go on, click on the link. Just do it – and make sure you read all of the comments following the article. What are you waiting for? This post is more than a year old. It is quite possible that any links to […]

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Humour Travel

Toilet tales

There’s nothing more welcoming to the traveller than a decent loo. Years of travelling in rural Africa have given me the opportunity to see some of the worst that the ‘toilet experience’ has to offer – don’t ask! However, I can still be pleasently surprised. I discovered this rather splendid blue and white bowl on […]

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Humour

Linguists ‘have different brains’

This BBC article seems to reveal something that is pretty obvious to anyone who has had to spend time around Bible translators! Yup, we have different (notice, it doesn’t say better or worse) brains. This post is more than a year old. It is quite possible that any links to other websites, pictures or media […]

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Humour

Vanity, vanity…

While waiting for a phone call (which never came) I spent some time looking up my name on Google (let’s admit it, we all do it!) and I came across some of the papers which I helped write years ago when I was working in plant sciences. This is an interesting example with good quotes […]

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Humour Mission

Two Quotations

I enjoyed these two quotes I heard this week – one serious, one not quite so… This world may indeed be “enemy occupied territory,” but the Enemy has got no property rights in it. He is a thief and a liar. Our responsibility as Christians is to be good stewards of the King’s property. (Max […]