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Friday Thoughts…

It took old media over 500 years, from the advent of the printing press on down through to the present day to produce so magnificent a bore as, say, Frank...
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A Cyberspace Record?

A post in The Pub about the Nokia hand-held Internet Tablet serves to remind just how increasingly wired this world is becoming. I don’t carry something quite as light as...
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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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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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Media Musing #3

Another page, another international debate, this one thanks to Peter Bradshaw’s review of the new Steven Spielberg move Munich. In his second paragraph, Bradshaw writes the following: Seven years ago,...
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Media Musing #2

Don’t think I’m letting the Americans off the hook. Oh no. Turn the page of last week’s FIlm and Music section in The Guardian and there’s celebrated Brooklyn-based author and...
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