Category : People & Encounters

Jewish Interest
By: September 29, 2016

Vale: Shimon Peres

I woke this morning to the incredibly sad news of the passing of Shimon Peres, one of Israel’s founding fathers. By any measure he was an extraordinary and gifted man, and one who I was…

Asia
By: June 7, 2016

Augustus

One of the most popular blog posts I’ve written so far was a very early piece about the quirks of life as a foreigner in Singapore (at that stage I was still living there). In it…

Kids
By: October 28, 2015

Kayla

I walked from Venice Beach to Santa Monica this afternoon. This is one of the world’s great beachside promenades, and I have done it many times before. Still, it never disappoints. It is always an…

Asia
By: March 24, 2015

Vale: Lee Kuan Yew

If you’re roughly my age, then like me you will probably know exactly where you were when the Twin Towers came down, when the Space Shuttle exploded, and when Princess Di died. If you’re a…

Art
By: February 25, 2013

The Unexpected Chagall

Of all the artists that are and ever have been, without any question my all-time favourite is Chagall. Marc Chagall was born in Vitebsk, Russia (today part of Belarus) in 1887. He moved to Paris…

Asia
By: January 22, 2013

All About Peter

If you read last week’s post, you may recall that I recently enjoyed my first ever sailing experience, on a boat around Thailand’s Andaman Sea. In that post I mentioned several of the joys of…

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