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Dark Lands 271

Dark Lands, the Taleban, Stupidity

24 June 2013 | Culture

Albert Einstein is reputed to have stated that ‘Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.’ I’m regularly reminded of that statement – John Kerry, US Secretary of State, reminded me of that today with his comment...

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Goodbye My Love 271

Art in New York

7 May 2013 | Culture

No visit to New York is complete without a few galleries and museums, so we started our stay with a stroll through Central Park to the Guggenheim. You can check out the Guati Movement, a Japanese art movement following WW II through the ‘50s and ‘60s. Although my favo...

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The Karakoram Highway Flood

27 December 2012 | Transport

▲ Cruising the Karakoram Highway When Maureen and I travelled up the Karakoram Highway through northern Pakistan into China in September we had periodic delays and stoppages. A couple of landslides blocked the road, there were political protests because of that ‘...

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The USA & Guns & Fairy Tales

16 December 2012 | Living

A weird relationship isn’t it? Underlined yet again by the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Connecticut. The USA gun illustration is on the wall at the front of the ex-US Embassy in Tehran, Iran. I live part of the year in Australia (annual deaths by guns...

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Southern England Museums

5 November 2012 | Culture

▲  Flying out of London to Morocco a few weeks ago we passed just north of the Isle of Wight, with the whole island framed in my window. Earlier this year we sailed around the southern coast of the island and then up the Solent into Southampton on board the Queen Ma...

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