Monthly Archives: December 2014

Senate Intelligence Committee “Torture Report” Findings

This is not for the squeamish. But if you want details just how egregiously cavalier the CIA was in pursuit of ‘terrorism’, this is a digestible synopsis. Fan though I am of the American people this is enough to question … Continue reading

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Getting Your Feet Wet

Just recently, I was asked to give a presentation to a civic group so lively it refused to accept defeat after a decade of bureaucratic foot-dragging by the local council: the Friends of the CC Museum. Founded in a century-old … Continue reading

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Beyond the Beach

And, just in time for your last-minute Christmas scramble—a shopping experience much more pleasant than crowded malls lost amidst acres of tarmac…

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Home from School

I may need to sit down, take a powder or do something radical: it seems I agree with Jim Murphy—something that has real rarity value. Now, unlike many Labour timeservers, Jim is not someone I dismiss. He packs an impressive … Continue reading

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Market, not Manure

“The most beautiful, if not the most romantic village in Scotland” is how Sir Walter Scott described the town of Kelso. Indeed, a visit there is always a pleasure; the town is a friendly streetscape of historic building gathered around … Continue reading

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