Monthly Archives: July 2010

Aisha

Photographer Jodi Bieber talks about the experience of photographing Aisha – a young woman disfigured by men in the Taliban. What I found the most affecting statement was Bieber’s wish not to make Aisha a victim. I would say that … Continue reading

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This Too Shall Pass

An amazing video done in one take…http://www.youtube.com/v/qybUFnY7Y8w&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xd0d0d0&hl=en_US&feature=player_embedded&fs=1I wonder how many attempts they had before it all worked? – Thanks to this, I’ve answered my own question: it took 85 takes before everything worked together.

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Dr. Seuss Updated

Crispian Jago has been inspired by Dr. Seuss’ “The Cat in the Hat” and used it to pontificate on a forthcoming Papal visit. Don’t click on the link if you are easily offended. I enjoyed his puncturing of pomp a … Continue reading

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One Year Old

Watson, one of our two Labradors, is one year old today. He’s growing up very quickly. Here’s a shot from last October, and a composite shot taken today…

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Kindling My Interest

I see that Amazon have announced the next generation of the Kindle eBook reader, and its availability in the UK. I must admit that I am somewhat tempted by the Wi-Fi model at £109. Reading the pro and con comments … Continue reading

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Sherlock; No Shit

So I watched last night’s opener of Steven Moffat’s and Mark Gatiss’ Sherlock, and, as I suspected, I was not disappointed. I thought it was terrific. Benedict Cumberbatch is perfect in the role of Sherlock Holmes and plays it, as … Continue reading

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Feeding Time

There are Barn Swallow nests at the neighbouring farm. Some of the juveniles have taken to sitting on our roof at feeding time. The parents catch the insects over the gardens around the house and then feed their young. Barn … Continue reading

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