From the daily archives:

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

USA Journal 2012 #2: Maryland

August 15, 2012

Baltimore Maryland’s 7th congressional district For the second in our series on America, I am paying a trip to ‘Charm City’, Baltimore. John F Kennedy once disparagingly called Washington “a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm”.  Nowadays, it is more of a Northern city transplanted into the south. Despite being 40 miles further north, […]

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#523: 1994, The Blue Aeroplanes, Broken and Mended

August 15, 2012

I’m on holiday, sitting watching the football on the biggest TV I’ve ever seen, with a rather nice glass of New Zealand white in my hand, and I’m musing about what song to pick for our Songs to Learn and Sing. Hmm. I think I’m right in saying that, surprisingly, given our respective ages, the […]

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Olympic Review – The Best of Team GB

August 15, 2012

Bloody hell! Already, with only three days gone, it’s started to feel like one of those great things that happened ages ago and will never happen again. The Olympics really were brilliant. Everything: the BBC’s coverage; the venues; the performances of the athletes; even Lord bloody Coe was bearable. But now it’s over. Now, it’s […]

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USA Journal 2012 #1

August 15, 2012

Washington DC Last year, I posted from my travels across the North West USA, in the run-up to the presidential primary season.  Well, I’m now back in the States and plan to do the same as we approach the party conventions. Much of the media attention has been on trying to evaluate the impact of […]

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