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A Celebration of Life

A Celebration of Life

This week’s halfthought is going to be short. Sometimes less is more, and this is one occasion where that holds true. Tis the season when people waste money on useless, worthless gifts that people do not want. Miserable people mistake […]

Twenty Alternative British Anthems (Part Two)

Twenty Alternative British Anthems (Part Two)

These days, there is a plethora of lists. Wherever you find them – on television, in magazines, even on Amazon.com – they always reek of a lazy, self-serving, inexpensive mission to provoke utterly trivial debate. I dread the inevitable day […]

Twenty Alternative British Anthems (Part One)

Twenty Alternative British Anthems (Part One)

If Britain was to select a new anthem, how would it go? Probably, thanks to a combination of political meddling and Eurovision-style voting by the public, it would be sung by Ant and Dec backed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra […]

Obama: Myth, Mutt and Man

Obama: Myth, Mutt and Man

http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/halfthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/halfthoughts081108.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (48.8MB) Imagine you went on a holiday – a long holiday. Maybe you went to Venus, or some Antarctic research station because you have not been keeping up with the news. You just […]

A Second Look

A Second Look

Have you ever tried to look at the world in a really different way? Can you remember what it was like to see things as a child, before you knew what things were and what they meant? They say familiarity […]