Category : Politics and Culture

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…

Food
By: August 15, 2014

Notes from Venice on Gaza

I was recently in Los Angeles. It is summer there, so like a real Angeleno I decided to spend my time at the beach. Specifically at Venice, set up as an independent town in 1905…

Europe
By: February 26, 2014

The Tinder Games

The other night as the Winter Olympics drew to a close, I watched the final of the four-man bobsled event. By the time it was all over, the team that came first had completed the…

Europe
By: September 1, 2013

On Beef and Liberty

Ever wonder – I mean really wonder – about the story behind the food on your plate? — Last week I had a lunch meeting in Mayfair, central London, at a pub known as The…

North America
By: November 8, 2012

Go, Tulsi!

I don’t normally do short mid-week posts, but….. If you read my recent post about a vacation I just enjoyed in Kauai, Hawaii –  “Seven Crappy T-Shirts” – you will recall that in it I…

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