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Monthly Archives: December, 2006

Exclusive interview with Mount Everest

Hope you enjoy this one from Leunig as much as I do (if text not quite readable email me and I’ll send it as an attachment): Also see his Ban … Continue reading

29 December, 2006 · 5 Comments

Bush and Blair banned from Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity

UPDATE: 2008 – Footage of Bush’s January visit to Bethlehem suggests that he visited the Church of the Nativity and than the ban may have only been in place in … Continue reading

29 December, 2006 · 2 Comments

Great cartoon moments 2006 # 1 (Mr Fish)

Mr Fish captures it well with one sentence. Like others, I watched the bombings of Lebanon and its civilian infrastructure, the deaths of hundreds and the oil spill disaster with … Continue reading

29 December, 2006 · 2 Comments

Rebecca Solnit: The 2006 You Didn’t Hear About

I read Rebecca Solnit’s Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities earlier this year and recommend it highly. She continues in the same vein of reminding us of victories, … Continue reading

29 December, 2006 · Leave a comment

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"