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Men and Women Out of Balance September 17, 2011

Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient, Contemporary, Modern
Men and Women Out of Balance

A bit of a cookie-dough post today as Beachcombing tries to make sense of something that has being going around and around in his head. Last week, during the infamous hacker attack of Sept 2011, Beach noted the extraordinary gender imbalance in modern China where perhaps – the numbers are much contested – 119 boys […]

The Vasari Phenomenon November 23, 2010

Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary, Modern
The Vasari Phenomenon

Monsoon season in Italy continues and Beachcombing finds himself trapped far from home while providing three lectures for a sister institution. It is 6.00 in the morning, no one is stirring. As the library is closed and Beachcombing’s cognitive functions seem impaired  he thought that he would offer up a cookie-dough post: a hopefully interesting […]

Getting the Future Wrong: Book titles October 20, 2010

Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary, Modern
Getting the Future Wrong: Book titles

Beachcombing is in disgrace this morning. Friends of his from Britain, Pascal and Pascal’s wife Small Coloured Thing have been planning a jaunt over to Italy and Beachcombing’s home there. This was a cause of great celebration two weeks ago when the holiday was agreed upon. But then Beachcombing was so overwhelmed by mid-term exams […]