I’m sorry not to be able to be in New York for this event. Robert Krulwich’s talk on ‘framing’ of events, stories, etc. sounds particularly interesting.
Looking at a group who are trying to apply "fair trade" principles to domestic consumption. An interesting idea, but I hope the emphasis will be on encouraging a relational approach to food purchasing rather than simply another label.
Monthly Archives: May 2007
Director Mike Figgis was detained for five hours at LAX after telling immigration he was in LA “to shoot a pilot”
Looks like former US Trade Representative Robert Zoellick will be the new World Bank President. Probably better qualified than Wolfowitz was, but he’s still a Project for a New American Century guy, and it’s still ridiculous that there’s no open process f
We came to Heroes late in the season, but thanks to the wonders of modern technology were able to catch up. We were very glad we did. (contains major spoilers)
Having finally got the blog back up and running, I’ve not really been making up for lost time. The chief reason for that is that we now have only eleven days left of living in Grand Rapids before we depart for a two month sojourn around the world and then life in London. Needless to say, trying to squeeze in trip planning, selling our stuff and all that goes with it is time consuming.
It can also be all-consuming, so it was great to have Steve and Lisa here for the weekend, playing some music, providing company, and keeping our minds from the piles of work awaiting. Steve has a good write-up of their gig experience on Saturday night which is well-worth reading, if just to understand the awesome clout Ralston has in this town.
There’s plenty going on, with the US and Iran finally sitting down at the same table, Paul Wolfowitz exposing the essential character of the World Bank, and more besides. But my commentary will have to wait for now!
"So Wolfowitz is out. And the World Bank will soon be headed by a more properly-groomed president. But it will never be headed by a more accurate reflection of itself."
Some time in late March, the database server hosting this blog died a horrible death. Since it happened right before this year’s Festival of Faith and Music and as our preparations to travel and move were ramping up, it’s taken far too long to fix.
But it seems like after a fresh OS install and a few hours of moving files to and fro, I may just have it working again. If this post appears correctly, it should mean that the usual (albeit usually intermittent) updating of this blog can begin again.