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Entries from March 2004

Word Count

March 23rd, 2004 · 1 Comment

A little experiment I want to try, perhaps tonight, is to count how many words I read in a day. Obviously it’s not going to be a comprehensive count, but I think that counting everything I’ve read on the Internet (which on some days constitutes 80-90% of the total, e.g. when I’m not reading a [...]

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The Debate

March 20th, 2004 · No Comments

A transcript of the debate between Philip Pullman, author of the His Dark Materials trilogy and Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury. Essential reading for Pullman fans and anyone interested in the portrayal of religion in contemporary fiction.

Tags: book · philosophy · politics

The Race

March 10th, 2004 · No Comments

8:30am – I wake up with a totally parched throat, despite drinking a huge quantity of water the night before. Less than six hours to go before the relay race I signed up to a couple of weeks ago begins. 3.6 miles per leg – I’m hoping to do it in under 30 minutes, at [...]

Tags: oxford · review · running

His Dark Materials

March 10th, 2004 · No Comments

Lal, Kim, Lat (Lal’s sister) and I met up in London last night to see the first part of Nicholas Wright’s adaptation of ‘His Dark Materials’. Naturally, in true Culture style we only managed to get to our seats in the very nick of time, not once, but twice! (it is nothing less than an [...]

Tags: book · review · theatre

For the early adopters

March 2nd, 2004 · No Comments

Those who emailed Project Syzygy in the first 24 hours or so of the site going online may not have received the autoresponder that was set up a bit later. So here it is. You wouldn’t have missed anything aside from the launch date:
This is an autorespond to say thanks very much for your email [...]

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