Monthly Archives: January 2009

Words that reverberate down the centuries

Much is rightly made of Barack Obama’s rhetorical skills. His exceptional ability to transport his audience through the power of words was evident throughout his campaign and looks set to become a hallmark of his presidency.  Leaving aside the soaring … Continue reading

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Stargazing in Dark Skies

Anyone familiar with the Scottish weather might be surprised to hear that Scotland has some of the best “dark skies” in Europe:  the clouds and mist frequently clear away at night to leave a spectacular sight of star-studded brilliance against … Continue reading

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