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There are older kids on our street too. The B___ family – father, mother two teenage boys — live on the farther arm of Woodburn…

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Soft Power

When I was a blue-eyed boy in the early 1950s in Cape Town near the southern tip of Africa, much of the popular music on…

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Happy End

It was many decades ago that I discovered Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenye. I had known, of course, about Bobby Darin’s Mack the Knife, but…

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Lecture at Institute of Physics

Video of Lecture on Models Behaving Badly at The Institute of Physics, London, 2013

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Marriage Times Three

In Hong Kong the other day I saw an exhibition of photographs taken by Sebastian Salgado. Some of them were photographs of

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In the Beginthing

In the beginning, no Inside or Outside. When other things materialize, call them things. Things penetrate your boundary. Every thing is InsideĀ orĀ Outside. You cannot be…

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