Month: April 2013

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thing-power   i’ve been doing lots of knitting this week. well, i think i’ve been doing lots of knitting all winter. i’ve actually just finished my new shell – at least that’s what my new cardigan feels like. made from british wool that according to rachel, the owner of the shop i bought it from, “can do a beating”. it really is so much more than a cardigan: it makes me feel safe and invincible […]

pic of the week

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flags   what a surreal week this was: the bomb attack at the boston marathon at the beginning of the week with what almost seemed like an indulgence in playing different videos of the 2 explosions again & again & again for days in a row indicating the scale of trauma this might be. margaret thatcher’s funeral mid-week with journalists looking (hoping?) for signs of unrest & anger among the spectators and communities that still […]

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exploring i did quite a bit of being-tourist-in-london recently and went exploring 2 quite unlikely areas within the past week: deptford in south east london (full of great market stalls, curious art galleries, intriguing pubs and the fascinating st nicholas church that not only seems to have inspired the design of the skulls & crossbones pirate flag back in the days – see here for more – but became also christopher marlowe’s final resting place, […]

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pink   i joined the demonstration at aldermaston AWE (Atomic Weapons Establishment) on 1st april that the CND (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament) had organised. the weather was hostile, the police officers friendly, the turnout low, the spirit high – at some point a bit too high as i overheard a very angry pacifist arguing loudly with a very angry AWE worker who threw at him all the benefits his family and their village experiences from […]