Welcome to my repository of virtual and intellectual bric-a-brac: things by, for, and about me.  Having found your way here, please accept my apologies if you were expecting something spectacular or profound; I leave the Flash wizardry and other pyrotechnics to others.

Where does the name of the site come from? Take a look at the quote at the top left.  If you're still not sure - come to think of it, even if you are - go and read Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy.

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