Tagged: writers

The Great Wave and Celebrating 70 years….

On August 7th I celebrated my 70th birthday. What’s the connection with Hokusai’s ‘The Great Wave’? Well, the great 19th Century Japanese artist believed that “at the age of 61 a person’s life cycle begins again.” And that’s just what he did. He produced ‘The Great Wave’ when well in his seventies and continued making...


An alternative Child’s Christmas in Wales

It’s Christmas Eve. My son Ben is 5, soon to be 6. He still believes in Father Christmas. I’ve convinced myself that the time has come to tell him ‘the truth.’ Harsh, you might think. But for the best. It’s not going to be much good if he goes on believing when all his school...


Some first thoughts on Amazon Kindle Unlimited

As you’ve almost certainly heard, Amazon has unveiled its much anticipated ‘Netflix for books’ and called it Kindle Unlimited. Readers can access as many books as they like for a $9.99 per month subscription. It’s currently available only in the US but is expected to be rolled out globally in the coming months. In the...


Ray Bradbury and the Butterfly Effect

In 1972 Edward Lorenz addressed the 139th meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science with a paper titled: Does the flap of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil set off a tornado in Texas? This is widely believed to be the moment when chaos theory embraced the idea that distant imperceptible changes can...


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