Monthly Archives: January 2009

Update from the very dark cave

According to a story in today’s Sun, a woman in Britain who’s been told that her unborn child has one body but two heads – an extreme example of conjoined twins -has decided to go ahead with the pregnancy. She’s … Continue reading

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Coffee and Cronenberg

Just over six months ago, I wrote a rather snippy post about the way quality newspapers were as entranced by celebrity as their tabloid counterparts. The post was occasioned by a couple of reviews of first novels written by people … Continue reading

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I’m looking forward to something occasional tomorrow. (Well, later today.)

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Talking Heads: Bringing down the House

A little music to get things up and running again.

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Not to be outdone when it comes to relevance and quality, Italian state television has its own version of Celebrity Come Dancing. It’s called Ballando con le Stelle (Dancing with the Stars) and it has the same cavalier approach to … Continue reading

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Scones and tales

My seventh visit on the Something Rich and Strange tour and this time I’m in Devon, enjoying a cuppa and a couple of home-made scones with Dovegreyreader as we talk about The Scent of Cinnamon. She asks me some great … Continue reading

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All sorts of fun activities is from Liveleak, and was first spotted by Matthew Gallaway’s cousin. My thanks to them both.

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Israel Kamakawiwo’ole- Somewhere Over the Rainbow

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Omega Minor

I’ve just finished reading Omega Minor by the Belgian novelist Paul Verhaeghen, a cognitive psychologist now working in the States. Originally published in Dutch, this enormous novel – 700 pages of closely-printed text – was translated into English by its … Continue reading

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Think Pink

I’ve just found out that Think Pink Radio of Chicago noticed my Cyclone visit to Jockohomo. Think Pink is “is dedicated to promoting queers that do things on their own–people who love this world and want to be themselves in … Continue reading

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