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Re: [xmca] Happy New Year

Compliments of the New Year.  We hope that 2012 will be another fruitful
year of academic interrogations.  My best to you and your family.

Kind regards


On 1 January 2012 03:33, Andy Blunden <ablunden@mira.net> wrote:

> Happy New Year to everyone on xmca.
> 2012 marks 50 years since the publication of the first English language
> version of "Thinking and Speech" in 1962, first published in Russian 28
> years before. How fruitful this book has been, with the meaning of its
> words still being subject to interrogation and debate to this very day.
> A wonderful tree opposite my window, where I work, was cut down a couple
> of months ago, as part of the intensive development now taking place in
> this little area of Melbourne, which is seeing a lot of trees being cut
> down, generally quite senselessly, while apartments, shops and small
> factories are built. Last night we witnessed a side benefit of the loss of
> our beloved tree, when we found that we now had an unobstructed view of the
> sky above the City and could enjoy a clear view of the New Year's Eve
> fireworks display. Alas not such a good view that we could also watch the
> fire that the fireworks set off in the spire of the Arts Centre, but hey!
> you can't have everything.
> Wishing everyone a great 2012, and let us hope that the Arab Spring sets
> off a spring across the whole world.
> Andy
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