There are three examples of Western work on the great eastern slope of the Mount of Olives; and they form a sort of triangle illustrating the truth about the different influences of the West on the East. At the foot of the hill is the garden kept by the Franciscans on the alleged site of […]
Democracy is never quite democratic except when it is quite direct; and it is never quite direct except when it is quite small. So soon as a mob has grown large enough to have delegates it has grown large enough to have despots; indeed the despots are often much the more representative of the two. […]
A new short clip from Bali: Garden eels at USAT Liberty (Short Stories From Beneath The Waves) Garden eels are hunting for plankton in the current, yet they still have eyes in the back of their head to watch the approaching camera.
There is a diving spot about an hour from my home. It is supposed to be a great place to meet seahorses. I saw pictures from my fellow divers proving the rumour was true. I did many dives there, yet I haven’t seen a seahorse there yet. I saw a pipefish once or twice, but […]
It was a cold but sunny day today so I went for a walk to explore coastal rock pools at low tide to see if there are nudibranches around worth photographing or filming. They are abundant which is a good sign. I am looking forward to diving there Dnes bolo chladno, ale slnečno, tak som […]
The Declaration of Independence dogmatically bases all rights on the fact that God created all men equal; and it is right; for if they were not created equal, they were certainly evolved unequal. There is no basis for democracy except in a dogma about the divine origin of man. That is a perfectly simple fact […]