Let’s try that again… at a distance.

All the way back in 1994, barely two months into my Honours year in Philosophy at Monash, I had to withdraw due to illness. My teachers and tutors had, they told me, been concerned as they watched me descend into exhaustion, and were relieved I was willing to take a break and care for my … Continue reading Let’s try that again… at a distance.

I Am A Chaotic Good Elf Monk Mage

While eating my lunch, today, I followed a link from a fellow gamer and the result tickled me so I thought I'd share it. I'm not sure why Monk came in above Mage, because I'd definitely use magic before hand-to-hand (and I chose magic for both my first and second choice of weapons) but I guess … Continue reading I Am A Chaotic Good Elf Monk Mage

On importing goods to Thailand or; It’s the little things…

I’ve been getting a little ratty because I haven’t had a chance to write since preparation for the move pushed its way into the obsessive part of my brain, where my writing usually resides, around 5 weeks ago. Since arriving in Bangkok, the aforementioned part of my brain has, gradually, been vacated but the writing … Continue reading On importing goods to Thailand or; It’s the little things…

Review: The Athenian Murders by Jose Carlos Somoza

The Athenian Murders by José Carlos SomozaMy rating: 1 of 5 stars An interesting idea which the author, unfortunately, simply does not pull off. The internal logic is flawed, as is the logic of his (straw man) detective character. The author's presentation of philosophy and logic, as well as Plato's theory of the forms (which … Continue reading Review: The Athenian Murders by Jose Carlos Somoza

Review: Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack WeatherfordMy rating: 5 of 5 stars Utterly engrossing, and filled with information we should all know to combat all of the disinformation about Genghis Khan and the Mongolian Empire which still passes for common knowledge. I honestly believe that this book should be a … Continue reading Review: Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World