How do you argue with a good story?

Question: What do the films Pleasantville, Chocolat and Happy Feet all have in common? Tricky one if you haven't actually seen them, and i should warn you that this will posting will include some plotspoilers (so before continuing, go and…

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Christmas Virtuality/Reality

Reality is nothing but a collective hunch So said comedian/actress Lily Tomlin (who also played Deborah Fiderer in the absolutely important, crucial and seminal series West Wing). It pretty much sums up what a lot of people think these days.…

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Post-Peruvian posts – the hiatus

Unfortunately, since returning from Peru 8 days ago, i've come down with a rather grim tummy bug - all part of the S. American experience perhaps - but it has meant that i've been out of action for the last…

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Peruvian Posts – 3 – ‘contrasts’

I remember a sequence on tv a few years ago (i think it was on the Clive James programme) which compiled a whole load of national tourism board adverts from around 30+ countries. They represented every single continent, ranging from…

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Peruvian posts – 2

it was a chance encounter - we had gone out to do the usual touristy thing of visiting the main craft market in Lima - and it just so happened that this was the celebration of the birthday of El…

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Peruvian posts – 1

am staying with friends who have broadband and so can send my first Peruvian posting! arrived here in Lima at midnight Thursday night having been on the go for 24 hours. never has being able to lie horizontal been so…

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Questions Questions

asking questions is one of the most important things we can do in life. without questions, we never learn, we never get beyond the boundaries of our own life and experience, we never expose our cherished beliefs and assumptions to…

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