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My Place in Space

My ten year olds are doing a project called, “My Place in Space”. Helping them with their research has served me up a big dose of ‘cosmic vertigo’, which is (according to the ABC Radio podcast of the same name) “that dizzy felling you get when you think about the incomprehensible scale of space”. It could also be described as having your mind blown. I remember that the infinite scale […]

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Dear English, I’ve been thinking about you quite a bit lately. It’s been a big year for you and me as I teach my older children the inner workings of you. And I’m pleased to report that I think the three of us are getting the better of you at last you stubborn old bugger, so there. I don’t mean to be all naa-na-ne-naa-na. I love you dearly, you know […]

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