Welcome to etmg

Like lots of 21st Century families I live far from my children & grandchildren, and see & talk to them face-to-face but rarely. For a naturally-gregarious species, which considers the current generation to be amongst the best-connected of all generations, I would think ‘loneliness’ to be one of the defining characteristics of the modern age. It has certainly been one of my life-long friends (“if it wasn't for bad luck, then I wouldn’t have no luck at all”).

In January 2010 my granddaughter Micaela – then 9 years old – got a smartphone as a Christmas/birthday present. She got an email address at the same time, so I seized my chance and began sending her emails. 5 months later she discovered the Reply button. That experience was repeated with grandson Oliver: he got an email address + emails from me starting in November 2014 (also at 9 years old), and I finally got a reply in July 2015.

Realistically, my grandchildren arn’t interested in sending emails; that is something done by old farts like me. They & their friends congregate around social media. However, researching & writing these emails makes me feel good, my grandchildren glance at them occasionally and my son & his ex-wife seem to appreciate them sometimes as well. See what you think.

I’ve checked with my grandkids and they are OK with you reading these mails. I'm a science nerd, so you are going to have to put up with that. Having admitted that bias, the range of topics is vast - essentially anything that captures my interest and/or I think may capture my family’s interest.

For this website, I've tried to make sure that most pages are smartphone-friendly (short, with smaller graphics). If you spot a page with “-DESK” at the end of the name, then it contains large images better suited to a desktop machine. That's the side-effect of Governments making billions from selling spectrum, of course. Users have become conditioned to high bandwidth costs whilst suppliers relish continuous high profits. Did I mention that I'm from the North of England? Another bias that occasionally shows through.

‘etmg’ == “emails to my grandchildren”

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