Munich store window

by David on December 25, 2008

Skating in Munich

by David on December 25, 2008

– taken with my new Panasonic HDC-SD9. The AVCHD format is a bit of a pain – because its new many of the editing tools haven’t quite caught up yet. But it’s good. Take the HD link at the bottom (…)

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Stepping in the river twice

by David on December 24, 2008

You could not step twice into the same river; for other waters are ever flowing on to you Heraclitus of Ephesus, Fragment 41; Quoted by Plato in Cratylus Andrew Sullivan calls the passing year for Obama and reflects on the (…)

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Rent seeking auf Die Residenz

by David on December 23, 2008

In München, mein erster Besuch seit mehr als einem Jahrzehnt, für eine kurze Vor-Weihnachts-Urlaub. Niemand macht Weihnachten besser als die Deutschen und die Münchner tun es am besten von allen. Helen und ich dachte, wir würden in ein paar der (…)

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Rent seeking at Die Residenz

by David on December 23, 2008

In Munich, my first visit for about a decade, for a brief pre-Christmas holiday. Nobody does Christmas better than the Germans and no Germans do it better than the Münchner. Helen and I thought we’d take in a few of (…)

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Andrew Sullivan’s stand-in calls Andrew Sullivan nuts

by David on December 8, 2008

Patrick Appel stands in for Andrew Sullivan and promptly calls attention to Sully’s misleading witterings on ths subject of Palin. The Daily Dish In Defense Of Sarah Palin

Koyaanisqatsi

by David on December 4, 2008

I once played some Philip Glass to my grandmother, a pianist; something from Glassworks. She wasn’t impressed. I’m not sure what I think of Glass. It seems an easy trick but a pretty one. A pretty easy trick. That’ll do.