Review: Map Addict, by Mike Parker

Here’s the review I left on Amazon: Map Addict: A tale of obsession, fudge and the Ordinance Survey by Mike Parker Paperback edition, published by Collins 2010   I was lent this book by colleague, and although I forget the discussion that prompted it, she could obviously tell that I had some aspect of map addict about me. While I don’t collect maps, I did […]

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How Australian is Australia Day?

One of my friends posted this video to facebook (language warning): Now, I don’t necessarily agree with all of the rhetoric (for example, changing the flag – we have to recognise all of our cultural heritage, not just the bits we like), but I think he makes a few good points – though I wonder how rich it is of me to make these comments […]

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Our finest gifts we bring, pa rum pum pum pum

The Crossway blog points out why gold, incense, and myrrh were appropriate gifts for the Magi to bring the baby Jesus: Gold: It is easy to see why gold is an appropriate gift for Jesus Christ. Gold is the metal of kings. When gold was presented to Jesus, it acknowledged his right to rule. The wise men knew Jesus was the King of kings. Incense: […]

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