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Far From the Madding Crowd

My thanks to Elwyn Waugh for drawing my attention to this lovely passage in Thomas Hardy's, 'Far from the Madding Crowd': The lamb, revived by the warmth began to bleat, and the sound entered Gabriel's ears and brain with an instant meaning, as expected sounds will. Passing from the profoundest…

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Back from Oman

Just back from extraordinary research trip to Oman. Sailing a traditional dhow using stars, moon and sun to navigate and other studies. More to follow.

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Starry Night over the Rhone

I'm currently reading an amazing biography of Vincent van Gogh, by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith. It's funny how, when you read about a subject you are not an expert in, you take everything on faith. There is not much point reading a book and not trusting the author…

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