Weekend Reading

Reading time: 6 mins

Bananas Emit Antimatter Almost Every 75 Minutes Potassium-40 is a fairly unstable isotope, although the half life is nearly a billion years. Because bananas have so much of this isotope, there is enough decay to generate one positron (approximately) every 75 minutes. Hey CERN, hey, see that super collider thingybob… HAVE YOU TRIED A BANANA IN…

Focus needed

Reading time: 2 mins

With no apologies whatsoever, I’m gonna talk about going the gym. Again. The next block of ‘boot camp’ sessions starts on 4th October. It’s the third time I’ve signed up and have to admit I’m looking forward to it starting, and it’s got me thinking about how I can make it successful. The first time…

Gin Festival

Reading time: 2 mins

Last week I looked ahead at my calendar and realised that I had nothing at all planned for the weekend just passed. I wracked my brains for a second, it doesn’t take much longer, but couldn’t think of anything that I might just have forgotten to add. I really did have an entirely blank weekend….

Weekend Reading

Reading time: 7 mins

Chords of Inquiry It’s 1984 or 1985, Prince and the Revolution are in California, and they decide to drive out to Joni Mitchell’s house in Malibu for dinner. Can still remembering ‘discovering’ Joni Mitchell about 10 years ago. I’m not a big reader of biographies but might pick this one up. Keeping ‘Insecure’ lit: HBO…

LCD Soundsystem

Reading time: 3 mins

The Barrowlands is probably my favourite Glasgow gig venue. Large enough to generate a good crowd atmosphere, small enough to feel intimate, and tarnished enough to feel alive, I don’t think I’ve ever been to a gig there that wasn’t good. Add in a band that has a good live reputation and it was with…

AirPods, finally

Reading time: 3 mins

I’ve held off getting a set off these for some time but as my current ‘commuting’ in-ear headphones (JLabs Epic BT – discontinued) are starting to show their age, both in terms of wear and tear and in how the diminishing battery life is impacting the Bluetooth connectivity. Although admittedly the latter concern is purely…

Weekend Reading

Reading time: 2 mins

Shorter list this week, largely because I’m presuming everyone is already aware (if they wanna be) of whatever the idiot President of the USA has said/done now, that you’ve already seen/heard enough hurricane horrors, and frankly want a break from the pending nuclear annihilation we might be facing (thanks North Korea!!). Ummm, so on that……

X or not

Reading time: 4 mins

We’ve had a couple of days to digest the recent Apple keynote, and a few more days than that to pour over the leaked data that basically outlined all of the announcements and almost reduced the keynote to little more than a series of (mostly) slick product presentations. Almost, but not quite. There was certainly…

4 beeps in the night

Reading time: 4 mins

I had gone to bed at a reasonable hour for once and was asleep in no time at all, my weary bones and tired mind happily conceding to the warmth of the bed and the darkness of the night. I fell fast into a deep and comfortable slumber. So you can imagine my consternation and…

Weekend Reading

Reading time: 4 mins

Hogwarts as Never-Never Land: Stephen King on The Goblet of Fire “I read the first novel in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, in April 1999 and was only moderately impressed. But in April 1999 I was pretty much all right.” Pop culture clash with the ever wonderful Mr. King. Insightful…

August in Review

Reading time: 2 mins

Lived Highlights KT Tunstall at the Kelvingrove Bandstand was wonderful Attended a wonderful wedding reception that was utterly uplifting and full of fun, joy, and love. Congrats Rob and David!! A day at the Edinburgh Festival, an annual ritual, included an amazing acrobatic troupe, Circolombia Physio consultant which left me with hope that my long…

Six by Nico: Illusion

Reading time: 4 mins

The fifth menu has arrived and so once again my intrepid friends and I ventured to Finnieston entirely unsure of what we were about to be offered. Typically the menus that are published don’t really offer that much of a hint of what is in store beyond listing some of the core ingredients, and given…

Weekend Reading

Reading time: 4 mins

Can Tattoos Help With Body Image? We Asked 7 Women “My parents are very old-fashioned when it comes to tattoos. Even though their generation does sometimes understand the younger generation’s culture, they still feel like being tattooed makes life as difficult today as it was when they were younger. But it really isn’t. Times they…