Monday, 17 August 2009

United World Colleges

Back in the '60s and '70s I was aware of the Atlantic College (my dad was running voluntary conservation work for its students), but I didn't realise the college was part of a much larger organisation.

Only recently while reading Horation Clare's truly excellent "
Truant" was I reminded of its existence.

http://www.uwc.org

Friday, 14 August 2009

The Running of the Bulls at Pamplona

Click the title.

Or here.

Or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbA_NU6wUkI

Impressions of North Americans

The few North Americans with whom I've ever had more than passing contact have struck me as being good company, but generally on the most superficial levels only. I'm always shocked, perhaps frightened even, by the thought that their country might well be populated by a majority of people just like them. And I think I should be shocked too.

Not being effectively and collectively concerned about the so-called questionable activities of (powerful) nations is probably what allows such nations to do bad things. Again and again.

Monday, 10 August 2009

Slip-sliding away......

From the railway station of the very sad Mer de Glace (near Chamonix Mont Blanc). Taken in July 2009 by me.

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Friday, 7 August 2009

Blimey, Booker T

Just a little frighteningly exciting - and that's rare. Do watch it.

Mark Ford (Robben Ford's brother), his style reminds me a lot of poor old Roy Buchanan's. BRILLIANT!!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/cambridgefolkfestival/2009/artists/booker-t/

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