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Writing Workshop: A nice afternoon walk

This is a re-write of a writing activity I first prepared in December 2005. Here is the text we will be working on: I did not see her until lunch-time, when she offered taking me for walk, and we spent… Continue reading →

Live Commentary for Wednesday 15 March 2017

This is the Live Commentary for Wednesday March the 15th, 2017. Today is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 291 days left till the end of the year. On this day in 44 BC,… Continue reading →

Live Commentary for Tuesday 14 March 2017

This is the Live Commentary for Tuesday March the 14th, 2017. Today is the 73rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 292 days left till the end of the year. Today is Albert Einstein’s birthday. Einstein… Continue reading →

Tainted glory…

It takes great courage to see the world in all its tainted glory, and still to love it…

Live Commentary for Monday 13 March 2017

This is the Live Commentary for Monday March the 13th, 2017. Today is the 72nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 293 days left till the end of the year. How’s your day going?

Saturday Gym (11 March 2017)

And here is this week’s Saturday Gym! You can take the quiz as many times as you wish, but please note that your results will be recorded in the leaderboard only once per hour, so if you want your new… Continue reading →

Live Commentary for Friday 10 March 2017

This is the Live Commentary for Friday March the 10th, 2017. Today is the 69th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 296 days left till the end of the year. On this day in 1922, Mahatma… Continue reading →

Taking selfies with your (long) dead relatives

An app is being developed in South Korea that can create avatars of your dead relatives. It then lets you speak to the avatars and take selfies with them. Yet another step towards replacing the real with the fake, if… Continue reading →

Live Commentary for Thursday 9 March 2017

This is the Live Commentary for Thursday March the 9th, 2017. Today is the 68th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 297 days left till the end of the year. On this day in 1831, the… Continue reading →

Review: Guided Conversation Meetup (March 2, 2017)

This is a follow-up and consolidation e-learning activity for the Guided Conversation Meetup held on 2 March, 2016, in Lille. If you wish to attend future meetups, please see this page for more details and booking. If you have attended… Continue reading →

IKB International (Yves Klein Blue)

There is a poster in front of me, just above my computer. It reminds me the blue of a beautiful summer sky, obviously not in the North of France. It reminds me also this strange and beautiful sensation when I… Continue reading →

Live Commentary for Wednesday 8 March 2017

This is the Live Commentary for Wednesday March the 8th, 2017. Today is the 67th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 298 days left till the end of the year. On this day in 1010, Ferdowsi,… Continue reading →

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