Wednesday Opinion: Black Swans

I haven’t been writing much in this blog, so I’ve decided to give myself a regular weekly task and see if that helps. I’m going to do an opinion piece on Wednesdays for a while. In “Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It”, Chris Voss talks about Black Swans. You see, all Europeans assumed for centuries that all swans were white. the 2nd-century Roman poet…

August 8, 2018
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Photos of last week: The lunar eclipse

August 5, 2018

Better late than never, right? It’s now almost a year since I bought my new DSLR. The Pentax K 70 is supposed to be good for night photography, but I haven’t done nearly as much of it as I wanted. It seems like almost every night, either I’ve been exhausted, or I’ve had to get up early, or there’s been high clouds or Sahara dust. So I made an extra…

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Glitter stones

July 22, 2018

I went for a walk at Llano de los Jables, near to where I found the tiny, red plants just before Easter. The landscape was stunning, especially the cloud waterfall. But the most memorable thing I discovered was quite a large area where stars glimmered on the ground, like very, very thinly-spread glitter. And like glitter, the stars tended to wink on and off. Of course I investigated. I know…

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