If I know anything…

Tim with ice-cream
Photo: Tim Brown

the most important thing is to laugh and smile, whatever happens. Oh and don’t be responsible for anything bad, that’s very important too.

As the restoration of Notre Dame gets underway the genuine news stories are drying up a bit, though I hope to cover anything worthwhile. But as I hope to make at least one post a day and as I think life needs a little humour, I will continue with a little dig the people I consider ridiculous when I can.

Oh and I’ll try to include Notre Dame in any story if possible, just because.

If possible…

video still
Photo: Tim Brown

I like to post at least one update a day but there’s not always a news story about Notre Dame. So if you would like to know a little bit more about me I’ve been doing a short daily video every day since 4th November 2018. I’ve never yet missed a day so as I write this I’m up to 213…

hahahaha they are not all very good but at least there’s something.

you can see the videos here

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5FOLvfsQBAVluATSqShXuQ

or via Patreon (if I remember to update it)

https://www.patreon.com/timgb_videos

Oh, and of course, if you’re a writer…

Calling all writers

Maybe I shouldn’t publish this…

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Photo: Tim Brown

hahahaha, maybe…

You see I find most of the established religions, including the Catholic religion which is responsible for Notre Dame (although not the building now, which has been released to the French state), rather like cults.

To be fair, many of the people in religions are nice, but does any of them have an epiphany?

And many wars supposedly about religion…

As I’ve said before, there may be something but most of us won’t find out anything until we die, and perhaps not even then.

 

There are more things in heaven and Earth…

Ducklings

As I’ve said before I’m a scientist, this is a post not about Notre Dame but about me.

“There are more things in heaven and Earth Horatio than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” A quote from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet Act 1 Scene 5 where Hamlet is speaking to Horatio. Well of course in Shakespeare’s time that was most definitely true. They hadn’t discovered electricity for example.

We like to think we know most of the Universe now but I think there may be much more out there than we have any clue of.

Ants don’t understand humans or the world in which we live. So perhaps there might be… I don’t know, can’t know… but…

I am not religious, I don’t have any faith, but there may be something.

About

me

I am not religious but I do have an admiration for the people who maintain buildings like this. It takes dedication and perhaps a lifetime.

I got into the internet shorty after The Daily Telegraph first went on the web in 1994, known then as Electronic Telegraph. It was the first UK daily newspaper to go on the web and I had a good time there, the office then in Canary Wharf in the only tower at that time. Oh, and working at The Daily Telegraph doesn’t mean I’m right-wing.

My name is Tim Brown and I currently live in France although a long way from Paris. I’m something of a photographer and a very old site of mine is Careimages.com.

I’d like to document the process on restoring Notre Dame in detail, but I also think voice control of computers might be the next ‘big thing’. So, with that in mind, I’ve developed a Google voice app that you can use with this site. Details are here.

I like to post at least one update a day but there’s not always a news story about Notre Dame. So if you would like to know a little bit more about me I’ve been doing a short daily video every day since 4th November 2018. I’ve never yet missed a day, as of 17th April 2021 I’m up to 896…

hahahaha they are not all very good but at least there’s something.

you can see the videos here

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5FOLvfsQBAVluATSqShXuQ

or via Patreon (if I remember to update it)

https://www.patreon.com/timgb_videos

Perhaps you are a writer, I’ll probably welcome your contributions

Calling all writers – updated