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Time out

I need more friends who are late. Normally I’m the late one, so I miss out on the sudden space that opens up when someone else’s schedule breaks across mine. Here I am, away from the routine, space to think, … Continue reading

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Why put away childish things?

It is always and endlessly fascinating earwigging on other people’s conversations.  I’m passing an hour in a wine bar in central London, waiting for the half price ticket booth to get more tickets, and for my car to be washed … Continue reading

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Absolutely the most amazing thing you’ll hear today

The wonderful people at TED have just posted the highlight of TED2009. Jose Antonio Abreu is the founder of the youth orchestra system in Venezuela (El Sistema) that has transformed the lives of thousands of young people. His TED Prize … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Gilbert’s TED talk just got put online

I blogged enthusiastically about Elizabeth Gilbert’s talk a few days ago.  It has just been put up on the TED site, and here it is:

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Amazing things people have said

Just so I don’t lose track of them, here is a random selection of some of the amazing things people have said so far at this year’s TED conference. Jill Tarter, TED Prize winner and searcher for extra-terrestrial intelligence said: … Continue reading

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