Dare to Know

Cover I’ve recently read How Mumbo-jumbo Conquered the World: A Short History of Modern Delusions by Francis Wheen.

By turns funny and depressing, the book is an account of the insane irrationalism (from astrology to postmodernism) that seems to have gripped the world over the past 25 years and the way in which the acceptance of these beliefs has eroded the values of the Enlightenment, replacing them with… well, bollocks.

It’s a book that everyone should read – those who believe in the various wacky fads to see how wacky the fads are, and the rest of us to see what we’re up against.

At the end of the day, the book calls for us all to believe a little less and think a little more – and this is something that everyone is capable of.

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Lexi's Easter Break

Eve and I weren’t the only ones to have a weekend away for Easter. Lexi also had a bit of a holiday, as you can see from the photos below…

Lexi Enjoying Her Easter Break
More of Lexi on Holiday

It looks like she had a good time and the owner of the pet hotel gave her a wash as well. Rather him than me.

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New Year 2005

I actually remembered to take my camera out a couple of times while we were in Mens, so here’s a photo of the sunset over the town. I love the colours over the sky.

Sunset Over Mens

Not surprisingly, we went into the Alps a couple of times. And, from the second walk, here’s another very red sunset.

Sunset over the Alps

And no trip to the Alps is complete without a dam visit…

Hydro Power!

And then we were home…

Sunset over Hilversum

And it’s great to be reunited with the little savage!

Lexi in Hilversum

But she won’t be doing any of this for the next couple of weeks.

Stinky Pup!

Here’s wishing you all a great 2005.

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