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Am supposed to finish writing by December 31st! Sorry about the writing in books to those that disapprove. I certainly tend to think of texts of Livy etc as working tools!
I thought they were energy guzzlers. Cat and mouse junior (kids) strongly disapprove.
Loads and load of notes in long hand in a series of notebooks. Occasionally I scribble in books if I own them. Try out points in long hand in note books. Then write straight onto laptop.
doesnt come down to veto (though no doubt they have no oblogation to publish what they dont like).. more a matter of taking each others views seriously!
well if he didnt like it, it would be a bit worriesome and cause a rethink.. i might set out to show him he was wring but i would take his comments seriously
sorry -- it was inadvertence.
Toggle Commented Jul 10, 2014 on The real Geoffrey Dickens at A Don’s Life
truth is that i was a little bit chuffed!
Toggle Commented Jul 3, 2014 on A human face in the visa office at A Don’s Life
I have had insistence by the staff that I pay by cash. Occasionally they have allowed me to get cash by putting my card into their card payment gizmo, then pay with that. Odd, I agree.
Toggle Commented Jul 3, 2014 on A human face in the visa office at A Don’s Life
photo a bit misleading. It has rounded corners, but is more or less rectangular.
Toggle Commented Jun 26, 2014 on Italy's first moggy at A Don’s Life
are you writing from the US? I think there is a different American and UK meaning of "corn"
Toggle Commented Jun 26, 2014 on Italy's first moggy at A Don’s Life
There are plans for an exhibition and full catalogue in due course
There are documentary refs at the end of the 16th century, and some bits of the designs are dependant on printed sources post 1570
Thanks for great comments. Just a few responses: 1) it was me with my trusty Suetonius who spotted the impossibility of it being Domitian; 2) there have been swaps already, but sadly the V and A piece was wrongly swapped; 3) i trailed the idea of doing the Minghetti busts!! 4) I really agree that this is a real use of history (had a go with some tapestries too!) 5) no.. no source for silver.
Happy birthday Truthlord, and very pleased to see you ADennis, from Mary
Toggle Commented Jun 21, 2014 on Quotes and (sort of) mis-quotes at A Don’s Life
The trouble is that is what politicians have realised and it has led to argument by soundbite and slogan. How do we retain the proper complexity of argument without it leading to "partial", and misleadingly decontextualised quotation?
Toggle Commented Jun 20, 2014 on Quotes and (sort of) mis-quotes at A Don’s Life
I know there are those who would argue for the role of "nature" here, but I have not seen anything to suggest that that is especially plausible.
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2014 on Quotes and (sort of) mis-quotes at A Don’s Life
mea culpa in the case of the apostrophe!
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2014 on Quotes and (sort of) mis-quotes at A Don’s Life
Afraid I wickedly hoiked it from the web (google images, search Time Allocation or Time Management)
Toggle Commented Jun 16, 2014 on Time Management at A Don’s Life
I was thinking of the Clarkson style of it. And the men by and large enthused at the idea, while women were left a bit puzzled. But I meant the big point to be that it was very ironic to choose racing teams on a speed awareness course!
Toggle Commented Jun 14, 2014 on Speed awareness: take two at A Don’s Life
I think that the question is whether the effort is worth it... I am quite happy with books that take some effort SO LONG as one thinks that the effort was rewarded.! Hope Cartledge will do. Davidson certainly does.
Mr Bulley's comment (too clever to take down) does indeed relate to the earlier typo-ridden version of this post. I did think that that the Phaedo is one of the best valedictories ever,
I think we have all probably had our say on Greek (and other ) identity by now. Unless I have clear objections from commenters, I think it is time to move on from this one. Do let me say that I do not mistake all Greeks for Golden Dawn!
I published all these comments -- in the interests of fairness and to give everyone a taste of the arguments. Incidentally, I think that the whole concept of "British identity" is vero different from what you claim. Most of us are proud to be real MIXTURE.
phew...!
Toggle Commented May 25, 2014 on At the American University in Rome at A Don’s Life
Oh blimey football was never my specialist subject! The speech was in inglese! (I still think getting an hon degree doesnt feel quite like one you get after the sweat of all that revision.)
Toggle Commented May 24, 2014 on At the American University in Rome at A Don’s Life