March 8, 2011 · 11:53 pm
Here’s a happy, sad and messy story about the imam of a London mosque who preached – or at least opened for discussion the idea – that Islam and the theory of evolution are compatible – and that Muslim women should be allowed to uncover their hair in public. Continue reading →
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September 21, 2010 · 11:34 pm
Dickens showing off his trousers. Scroll down for the intimidating panda.
The closing paragraphs of A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens had my eyes tearing up. The final sentence is iconic.
It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.
I won’t spoil it by explaining why it’s such a tearjerker. You should read the book yourself. But don’t be deterred by the disappointing opening sentence. Continue reading →
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