Water - The Most Rare of Liquids
Kit Chapman in Kenya
...stranger things have happened. Strange things like finding
water in the Mombasa mains supply.
The first thing you say to a friend in the street is. Got
for a rainy day
Eric D Lehman at The Clark Museum - Williams College
As we studied their styles, so similar to the French masters,
and their subjects, so distinctly American. I didnt think
once about the hike I had missed out on
Kurtz - Mercanaries in Burma
Anyone fighting today should be doing it for free
Ari Kauman - a Great Lakes Roadtrip
other unique distinction that separates Mackinac Island from, well,
the rest of the country, is that motorized transportation is prohibited.
Towe's Big Test
Murphy's strikes again
weeks ago on a beautiful BC sunny day, while out with my two daughters,
swimming and enjoying life, I fell and snapped my Fibula and Tibia.
My whole life suddenly changed...
on the Move
James Skinner on refugees
clear message was sent to others already waiting in
the wings from much larger and poorer countries mainly in Africa.
The domino effect opened the European floodgates. The African tropical
storm turned into a human Tsunami.
moved his leg back against hers... Ellen thought he must be awake,
looking up at her through the gloom, sensing her insomnia and
assuming arrogantly that just his touch could comfort her.
in on Tragedy
Corporate Lunacy in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina
are far savvier than the governments they manipulate and the politicians
- A Texas girl
could have called someone at my agency but I didn't feel right about
doing this. I thought of Grace. Well, why not, I'd bought
her a lunch...
the Impulse Curve
Salespeople have to build impulse, create the desire to buy.
Behavioral psychology teaches us that our potential customers exist
on an impulse curve.
Last night, before they had met again, she had still felt the
panic, the guilt, even a slight hope that she would see him and
it would be different.
Orleans - Ward 9 One Year on from Katrina
A year ago, the name of this metropolitan district meant nothing
outside of New Orleans; today it is national shorthand for poverty,
racial division and the failings of federal government.
nicest thing about Indianapolis is how geographically compact it
Jim Solan in Azerbaijan
he was tying the ribbon, the atmosphere was electric. I had no idea
what was about to transpire.
Joanna Valevich- an
glides across the glass icing which has layered the road. I began
to follow mesmerized
not knowing what the future brings
in a Football Frenzy
can come here without thinking about politics.
Lieberman is going to ignore his defeat as a Democrat and run
for senate as an independent. ... he will win, and when he does
there will be a minor tremor in Washington politics.
by Dana Standbridge
A Charlie Dickinson review
elevates it is painstakingly accurate, and faithful observation
of the Taiwanese quotidian lived by Teacher Li... the present can
be relentless in the toll it takes on all values held as traditional.
for two years Steven rode the 8:35 morning train to Madison avenue,
where his 9 to 5 nightmare awaited him. It was well worth the trip
as long as she temporarily surrounded him with her seductive aura.
in the WTC
Ever been in a bomb scare? I
have, twice. First time was in a pub in the West End of London
at the height the IRA bomb threats in the mid 70s
- pick up in Soho
corridor was aglow in soft red light. A girl seated on a high chair
just inside the doorway introduced herself as Sylvia.
Cake and Cold Coke Jane Shepherd in Harare '97
are sipping espressos from tiny thick china cups, passing the
only spoon in the café back and forth between tables and
chasing the coffee with thimble glasses of grappa.
I was going to get a tan this year no
matter what. The yelp from passing wimps walking barefoot in the
roasting sand wasn't going to put me off.
Dan Schnieder review
psychopathic lesbian nuns and lascivious paedophile priests, what
else is new? ....a
sterling example that art can be greatly artistic, while also
being blatantly political.
Directed by Kim ki Duk
Robert Cottingham review
Ki Duk's film is one of the most shocking films to be made
on the horrors of war, yet it contains no combat. All its conflicts
by Beverley Birch
Review by Sam North
- missing persons mystery in Africa - 'Inspector Murothi is a
wonderful, intelligent character, all wise and wily, an African
Undercover Economist by Tim Harford
A Charlie Dickinson review
is also an especially insightful analysis of the health insurance
crisis in the United States.
Tale of Three Cities
eastbound journey across southeast Mexico, taking in three contrasting
cities absorb the culture, connect with the people, and attempt
to reconnect with myself.
Vacation in California
cramped car, hours of driving, bickering, flailing legs and arms
encroaching on each others precious space. iPods blaring in each
others air space, hours to the next Rest Area, sounds like fun doesnt