Sunday, August 29, 2004

undoing the sloth's grip.

the longish absence? sheer sloth - oh, and the Edinburgh Festival(s) ... Reginald D. Hunter played there and didn't win the Perrier. More soon.

Friday, August 13, 2004

our betrayal is complete II

MYRON is the saint of the day. c.250 He is called the 'Wonder Worker' in Crete if this is to be believed.

JUST A LITTLE POST to register my disgust at the recent holding by the Court of Appeal that information obtained by the torture of suspects in other jurisdictions is admissible as evidence in UK courts so long as HM's governement was not actively (“neither procured ... nor connived at ...” ) involved. Human rights - enforcement now dependent on arbitrary things like where you are.

RICH BLACK PEOPLE mistreat their help. Shock. Horror. Read all about it in the Guardian. Of all places.

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

our betrayal is complete

ST. LAWRENCE today. Roasted to death. Patron saint of cooks. Medieval humour.

"it was ... along the byways of philosophical investigation that grace awaited her": a day too late to remember Edith Stein properly, still, a saint I've got to know recently as I make a more-than-usually-desultory effort to get through her biography. Co-patroness of Europe and phenomenologist(!)

UN LAUNCHES FOOD AID APPEAL FOR KENYA: following His Slothfulness's recent declaration that the imminent food shortfall constituted a 'national disaster', the UN has begun collecting the $96.5 million required to enable collection and distribution of relief supplies. Not a moment too soon. The relationship between Kenyans and NARC is now positively abusive.

ANIMAL FARM REDUX: Or how the NP is so power-hungry it will do anything - even disslove itself into the ANC- to stay there or thereabouts. The most outrageous thing about this is how little outrage there is about it.