Monthly Archives: April 2008

What then must we do?

For about as long as I can remember, I have associated this quote with Billy from “The Year of Living Dangerously”. In a poignant scene of tearful rage and frustration, he laments Indonesia’s poverty under the rule of Suharto. With … Continue reading

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Apocalypse Soon

It’s bad enough that I’m reading a bleak book called ‘The Road’ by Cormack McCarthy, describing a post-apocalyptic scene in which a man and his boy wander, starving through a scorched landscape, evading bands of roving cannibals. A program on … Continue reading

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Robert Mugabe…

…is evil. Ah OK, so maybe I’ve fallen for the UK propaganda and actually the story of Zanu-PF and the last twenty years is one of uninterrupted, stratospheric fiscal and economic success for Zimbabwe. Contrary to what all the media … Continue reading

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Is platonic possible?

Do men need a girlfriend, as in the platonic variety? Is it even possible? According to the ‘When Harry Met Sally’ principle it is not. It’s just that I feel as though there’s a teeny hole in my soul now … Continue reading

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