Archive for the ‘Miscellaneous’ Category
May 20th, 2013 by Roger Darlington
I do – it’s called Seven Dials and it’s located in the centre of my home city of London. You can see a map here and find more information here. There’s a Seven Dials in Brighton too [see here], so the UK has at least two such phenomena. The French beat us by having the Place [...]
April 22nd, 2013 by Roger Darlington
April 10th, 2013 by Roger Darlington
I have an extensive essay on my web site about naming practices around the world which you can check out here. I recently received an e-mail from the United States responding to my essay. It said: “I found your blog when I was doing research on baby names. I work as an editor for BellyBallot [...]
February 25th, 2013 by Roger Darlington
January 5th, 2013 by Roger Darlington
An American friend has drawn my attention to this interesting article on the Huffington Post web site that identifies 10 factors in making for a happy life. There’s a lot of sensible advice here which reflects some of the points I have made in my own essay “How To Be Happy”. The is now a [...]
December 12th, 2012 by Roger Darlington
Today is 12.12.12. The next time we have this sort of date will be on 1 January 2101.
October 17th, 2012 by Roger Darlington
The web site Celebrity Net Worth has done a calculation which takes account of inflation and come up with some fascinating results. You’ve probably never heard of the top guy – they’re all men – who was the King of Mali Mansa Musa (c.1280-c.1337). In fact, only three people alive today feature on the list.
October 7th, 2012 by Roger Darlington
It takes 20 minutes to watch this video but the talk is really insightful and embracing:
September 26th, 2012 by Roger Darlington
“2012 marks the end of a 26,000 year astrological period as recognized by the Mayans, Incas, Aztecs, Maoris and most of the ancient cultures. December 2012 is also the final end of the experiment of Atlantis. This took 10,000 years to set up, lasted for 240,000 years and is taking 10,000 years to tie up [...]
September 21st, 2012 by Roger Darlington
I saw this on someone’s Facebook page: I explored this theme in one of my short stories entitled “The Away Day”.