Sunday, April 27, 2008

Grey water and kids fun

We've just fitted a grey water pump to syphon off out bath/shower water and recycle it for the garden. It's proving a great way to encourage our eldest child to wash!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Lives of Others

Thanks to my colleague, Sabine, for lending me her copy of the beautiful The Lives of Others, a treatment of how the life of one person can be changed for the best, by witnessing the lives of others - even as a spy (wiki here).

Rather disturbingly the lead actor who plays the Stasi spy looks rather like my bishop...

Friday, April 18, 2008

A love of stones

Just finished Tobias Hill's enchanting historical thriller, The Love of Stones. Perhaps a little slow to start, but I was soon sucked in by the remarkable details of the jem business and the unfolding story of the addiction to the relentless pursuit of an acquisitive goal.

Curiously a key turning point in the novel picks up the epic of Gilgamesh, quoting a very moving passage about the loneliness of Gilgamesh's journey (through death?) in search of immorality. I'll post it some time....

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