Monthly Archives: March 2012

Hindi, Horace and Hanging in the Balance

In a frantic bid to find balance I bought a pair of earrings. With tiny levels swinging from each lobe perhaps I could pull myself back into alignment with the universe? It didn’t work of course,but at least it allows everyone I encounter to understand that … Continue reading

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Joy unconfined. Oh well, if we must.

I am traveling from NYC to DC with 40 Indian government executives and their families.We are on a bus and they are singing wholeheartedly in Hindi. It was the same on the way to the Big Apple, obliging me to … Continue reading

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St Patrick’s Day, New York City

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The world’s oldest fruit?

Produce Pete talks about fresh food on the local news in New York City. This morning, he was the victim of an unwitting punctuation crime–a real “eats shoots and leaves” moment. Here’s what the show anchor said: “In a moment: … Continue reading

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Everyday Evacuations, Inside Ulster

In Belfast, the worst of the bombing and burning was over by the time I tipped into the BBC newsroom in 1984. On bad days, I was never the news editor’s first choice for the really tough stories, even though … Continue reading

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