Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Power Of Words: JFK’s Inaugural Address

I recently came across a link to a BBC News website article on President John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address and the rhetorical devices it uses. It’s a very well-known and regarded speech – it’s the “Ask not what your country … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Hope

This week, the challenge is ‘hope’. This is a desperate, last-gasp hope, but hope nonetheless. Its’ bald but slightly plaintive expression is quite moving, I think. This piece of artwork is a story in two sentences but it is somewhat … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Artist

A black-and-white, almost entirely silent film about black-and-white silent films was always going to be a hard sell in 2012. It’s a credit to the quality of The Artist that it is actually doing quite well in cinemas and exceedingly … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Simple

This week’s Photo Challenge is ‘simple’. I struggled a bit to think of a photo I had which fit this theme before remembering this one. It’s a primitive medieval bridge in a style known as a ‘clapper’ bridge. Much simpler … Continue reading

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Not A Deep And Meaningful Post…

… but just watch this video. I defy you not to have an enormous grin by the end of it.

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The Republican Nomination Race Gets Even Sillier

In America, the race for the Republican Party nomination has hit a new low. This is the latest attack ad, funded by Newt Gingrich’s campaign (or possibly one of these mysterious organisations now allowed under US law which are not … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Peaceful

This week’s Photo Challenge is ‘Peaceful’. We all need a place where we can feel relaxed and at peace with ourselves and the world. For me, the best way to do that is to be up a hill or mountain … Continue reading

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Kind Of Awesome: The Joy Of Books

This is a rather wonderful video about the joys of a real book as opposed to an ebook. I dread to think how long this must have taken to film! Moving all of the books around to get the effects … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Launch

The blog The Daily Post has a weekly photo challenge. This week the theme is ‘launch’. Here’s a shot I took a few years ago at my primary school’s 25th birthday celebrations. It was weird being back there. I hadn’t … Continue reading

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Looking Back And Looking Forwards

The start of the new year provides a bit of a kick up the backside to consider what I got up to last year and how I can make 2012 even better. The main highlights of my 2011 were: The … Continue reading

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