Monthly Archives: September 2009

One Act Out Of Three

So, as I wrote, I bought a ticket to go and see A Life In Three Acts at the Koninklijke Schouwburg in The Hague. I’m glad I did. Bette Bourne is indeed a living legend, and the conversation between him … Continue reading

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The Bavinger House – Now In Glorious Technicolor!

A while back, I mentioned the impression that Bruce Goff’s Bavinger House had made upon me at the tender age of 12. As I said at the time, I saw pictures of it in a book borrowed from the Public … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal

Lawrence Krauss makes a modest proposal in a piece in the NY Times. However, unlike Swift, he’s not being satirical, but perfectly serious. And I think that there is much to commend in the proposal. If suitable volunteers could be … Continue reading

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Pause For Thought

I’m with the barmaid on this one.

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The Retelling Of Myths

I see that Marina Warner has an article in this month’s London Review of Books about a new book by Dubravka Ugrešić: Baba Yaga Laid An Egg. Warner’s article is both a review of the book, and a delving into the … Continue reading

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Asking For Permission

A rather good advert from Ireland that poses an excellent question.       Once the law was changed here back in 1998, I didn’t have to ask 12 million Dutch adults for permission to marry. Here’s hoping the Irish … Continue reading

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All You Wanted To Know About Photo Metadata

I’ve mentioned photo metadata lots of times in the life of this blog. Now I’ve just come across a really excellent web site that tells you everything you ever wanted to know about photo metadata. It’s at http://www.photometadata.org/ Worth checking out.

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