Ramble

Here I just ramble on. It is a stream of personal, inconsequential and pretty random thoughts, comments and remarks which are devoid of any deep meaning.
Old Possum’s Wall of Practical Cats (Arizona). 

Old Possum’s Wall of Practical Cats (Arizona). 

— 5 days ago
A partial solution to my duck-avoidance programme. 

A partial solution to my duck-avoidance programme. 

— 2 weeks ago
"Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired."
Jules Renard
— 1 month ago
The rural idyll of my sister - her three men and a lake - even though my youngest nephew is still oblivious to the lake.

The rural idyll of my sister - her three men and a lake - even though my youngest nephew is still oblivious to the lake.

— 1 month ago
It was so difficult to say good bye to Africa and Barberton Valley. I’ll be back. 

It was so difficult to say good bye to Africa and Barberton Valley. I’ll be back. 

— 1 month ago
Since time immemorial, or, shall I put it, all the way across the multiverse, Bill Phillips and I have been arguing, privately and publicly, about THE interpretation of quantum theory. Sometimes it is so delightful to disagree. 

Since time immemorial, or, shall I put it, all the way across the multiverse, Bill Phillips and I have been arguing, privately and publicly, about THE interpretation of quantum theory. Sometimes it is so delightful to disagree. 

— 1 month ago
Instant noodles in Beijing. My modest attempt to escape formal dinners and inevitable Peking ducks. 

Instant noodles in Beijing. My modest attempt to escape formal dinners and inevitable Peking ducks. 

— 1 month ago
Flying close to the Swaziland border reminded me that this small African kingdom has one of the most “regulated” airspaces in the world. About a year ago, Sabelo Dlamini, one of Swaziland’s top civil aviation officials has cautioned all witches to keep their flying brooms below the legal 150 meter altitude limit or face stiff penalties. Local press had a hard time discerning whether or not Dlamini was serious, for witchcraft is no laughing matter in this part of Africa. I have great sympathy for the local witches; flying that low in the mountainous region requires lots of skill and concentration.

Flying close to the Swaziland border reminded me that this small African kingdom has one of the most “regulated” airspaces in the world. About a year ago, Sabelo Dlamini, one of Swaziland’s top civil aviation officials has cautioned all witches to keep their flying brooms below the legal 150 meter altitude limit or face stiff penalties. Local press had a hard time discerning whether or not Dlamini was serious, for witchcraft is no laughing matter in this part of Africa. I have great sympathy for the local witches; flying that low in the mountainous region requires lots of skill and concentration.

— 1 month ago