The Gluttonous Vegan does Etsy

by David on September 30, 2009

A rather talented friend has opened an Etsy shop, hoping to sell her gorgeous photographs and her really rather fine drawings. Encourage her talent and buy one – they’re very reasonably priced. You can also follow her vegan cookery blog, (…)

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Althouse on Polanski

by David on September 30, 2009

Ann Althouse demolishes ‘philosopher’ Bernard-Henri Lévy in The Philospher’s Petition just a few days after Harry’s Place expresses some surprise at the special pleading – especially from the French – over the arrest of the criminal fugitive Roman Polanski. If (…)

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Ivory tower leaning

by David on September 29, 2009

So Helen’s talking seriously about going back into academia. After about 10 years in teaching, and value-added this year through the roof, adding an average of a whole grade-and-a-half (when hardly any teacher hits even half a grade), and an (…)

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Arguing for the other side

by David on September 29, 2009

Two of the stars of Helen’s successful debating team will shortly be taking the floor at the Battle of Ideas in London. See ProposeTheMotion and the coverage of the debate. The problem is that Anna and Isobel are both very (…)

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Vimeo Video Documentary Master

by David on September 26, 2009

A few weeks ago, hunting through Vimeo, I found Man In A Van by Sean Dunne, a simple but excellent interview with a homeless guy who lives in a van. Man In Van from Sean Dunne on Vimeo. Then today, (…)

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Björk, Jóga, live on Later with Jools Holland

by David on September 26, 2009

What is the name of this song?

by David on September 26, 2009

Talking of Normandy, this is a snippet I captured in Pont-l’Évêque this Easter (or Pâques). I liked the tune but have no idea what it is. Anyone?

Il y a vingt ans aujourd’hui

by David on September 25, 2009

It was twenty years ago this month that Helen and I went on our first holiday together. We heaved our bicycles, panniers and rucksacks onto the train from London to the South Coast and without having booked any hotels in (…)

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The most improper job

by David on September 25, 2009

…the most improper job of any man is bossing other men. Not one in a million is fit for it, and least of all those who seek the opportunity Tolkien, reported by Ghost of a Flea

District 9: Halo 2 in Joburg

by David on September 24, 2009

District 9, produced by Peter Jackson and directed by South African Neil Blomkamp, grew out of a short SciFi film from 2005, Alive in Joburg. The action takes place in the near future, several years after an enormous spacecraft has (…)

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