Month: Jun 2018

And the elastic pings

Moving back out a little further into the sticks in the next few weeks – with what will hopefully be the last move for a while, so will be blogging less on a range of topics going forward and focus more on environmental health….

Russian Foreign Policy and Fascism

Finished reading these two which are useful in understanding relationship with both: Russia’s foreign policy : change and continuity in national identity by Andrei P Tsygankov Russia and the western far right tango noir by Anton Shekhovstov The latter recommends and is recommended by…

Skripal theory suggestions

I thought I was finished but two things : a) the World Cup and many countries seeing a more positive image of Russia than experienced previously through the media particularly for UK, EU, US citizens. To put it bluntly, they have previously been lied…

22 June – Day of Memory and Grief

I’ve nearly finished reading Svetlana Alexievich – The Unwomanly Face of War. It is harrowing, it also provides a window into grief, hatred, suffering told through many memories and the memories of those who can’t speak about them but they are still present. “And…

Updates – various

Piano teaching – good, now starting to read sheet music without lettering. I skipped over various notation so will find a practice quiz. Once they are happy with reading, will also work on fingering. Taekwondo – practice fight day this Sunday, will probably be…

Web, video conferencing with interactive screen software

After hearing about the Microsoft Surface interaction last week at the NHS-HE forum I decided to play around with one of our portable whiteboards which we use in the labs.We managed a successful test. This means that students can interact with someone or something…

Art Open Studios

The next two weekends are artists open studios where members of the public can wander into studios, see art, art in progress. Some artists do it to encourage people to join their classes or but art, others do for fun. Carshalton – CAOS http://www.carshaltonartists.com…