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Trying to Raise Funds for a Documentary   Twice Risen Sun Astronomers have been looking off into deep space for a number of years now, looking for exoplanets, planets outside our own solar system, and they’ve found well over 3000 of them so far, but not one appears to be anything like habitable. The point I’m getting at is that this place, Earth – our home – seems to be an incredibly rare and precious jewel in the Universe. We have found absolutely nothing remotely like it anywhere. And yet, we seem to be doing our level best to destroy it. Even the most pessimistic interpretation […]

There Are Dragons Below

My name is Simon which is almost a joke in itself as, yes, I am British. We are actually Scots but my parents gave birth to me well South of the Scottish border, a source of seething resentment still, many years later. I was born in a tiny village, population then, about 547 fair souls. If you know anything about what we just call the West Country, you’ll know there’s very little there but apples and cows…and apples to any Englishman means cider because we Brits have never found any substance on this good Earth we couldn’t turn into alcohol; apples? […]