21 Venezuelan polo ponies die in a freak incident and three vials of Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus are missing? Dodgy!
Anyway, I'm back from Russia. It was an excellent trip. I shall recount my adventures in later posts, day by day but perhaps with less words. I feel like I have been treating all of you to daily novels instead of short little blog posts. Or maybe you like novels? Let me know.
Speaking of novels, I'm re-reading "His Dark Materials" by Phillip Pullman. I am glad to be doing it because I feel that I missed a lot on the first read through. Pullman maintains that he writes mainly for children but in an adult way. As an adult I am wondering how many children really got the full meaning of his books.
In case you are not familiar with "His Dark Materials" (or if you only saw The Golden Compass movie), here is a brief summary (SPOILERS): original sin is not a sin, and god is a sham.
And now: xkcd