Monthly Archives: February 2006

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Never Write Off Winter

That’s the lesson from Friday’s post bemoaning the spring-like temperatures in the Catskills. My friends back in New York spent yesterday snuggled indoors (if they were smart) as the City...
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Despite Deaths, The Snow Must Go On…

This has not been a good month for Hunter Mountain, the “Ski Bowl” where I spend every daylight hour of my winter weekends. (When I’m in the States, that is.)...
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Truth and Consequences

“There was a moment in that night (twelve hours of trudging through single digit cold across nearly twenty miles of energy sapping snow and ice), a fulcrum point, when we...
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Words of The Times…

A couple of well-turned phrases I cut out from The Times (of London) while on the flight home last Friday. “A football fan is like the man who marries whore...
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Smokin’ and Chokin’: Eighteen Days in Europe

Smokin’ London pubs Chokin’ London pubs Smokin’ The Arctic Monkeys album Chokin’ The Arctic Monkeys album cover Smokin’ Record buyers who put teenage working class poetry back on top of...
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Life From A (Airplane) Window

“Up Here I Can See The World.” (‘Life From A Window,’ The Jam, This Is The Modern World, 1977) Up here I can read British newspapers and magazines while watching...
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Media Musing #5

(And this is the last one from last week. After all, there’s a brand new Film and Music section out today to enjoy, complete with a celebration of The Jam...
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Media Musing #4

In the Guardian’s Film & Music section of Jan 27, Paul Morley was given far too many words to enthuse about the Arctic Monkeys – or rather, to enthuse how...
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