Five Reasons I'm voting Yes in September

It’s Reason Day, the date that the National Collective campaign has nominated as a good day to explain some reasons why voting for independence is a great choice.

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Exobiology - just a job

image Another fantastic Boulet webcomic, about how everything of great wonder becomes mundane.

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Digging up the Dead

This is a heartbreaking but inspiring episode of Crossing Continents - it follows teams of volunteers in Russia who are trying to find the remains of the over 4 million Red Army soldiers who are still officially listed as Missing in Action.

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Persian Fire - Quick Review

After listening to the excellent Ancient World Podcast, I picked up one of the books mentioned by the host, Persian Fire: The First World Empire and the Battle for the West by Tom Holland, largely on the strength of recommendation.

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The NaNoWriMo Dialogues

I’m rather enjoying Chuck Wendig’s NaNoWriMo Dialogues, a series of posts where he talks to an imaginary NaNoWriMo-ite about the challenges of trying to get 50,000 words written in 30 days. Here’s posts One, Two, Three, Four and Five so far.

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