Souq Waqif

Busy day. Self-portrait at Saroor Hair Cutting, Souq Waqif, Doha, Qatar. 06-May-2014

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Free, Unlimited Access to NYT This Week

If you’re sitting on a pile of research projects like I am, now would be a good time to catch up –at least if you plan to use the New York Times and want to use it for free. To help kick off the International Herald Tribune’s relaunch as the …

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Moving to Stand Still

I found a new home office in Ljubljana yesterday (!) which means I’ll be online sparingly over the next week as I move in, unpack and get situated. I’ve been back in Slovenia for three weeks now but am still feeling a little off-kilter after several months on the road …

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Saturday Fun Read No. One: Sy Hersh on How to Fix Journalism

Saturday Fun Read No. One: Pulitzer Prize winner Seymour Hersh on how to fix journalism in the U.S. in The Guardian’s Media Blog: “I’ll tell you the solution, get rid of 90% of the editors that now exist and start promoting editors that you can’t control,” he says. I saw …

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Nadezhda Tolokonnikova on Why She’s Going on a Hunger Strike

In an open letter released two days ago, Pussy Riot’s Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, who has served her first of a two-year sentence at Penal Colony No. 14 in the Russian state of Mordovia, explains why she’s decided to go on a hunger strike. The prison wardens refuse to hear me. But …

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Gone Sailin’

13 June – I’m off to Panama this morning on The Independence, an 84-foot sailboat that will be home for the next five days. We’re heading to the port at Carti via the San Blas Islands where we’re to spend two-and-half or three days, something I’m most definitely looking forward …

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Today’s Headlines #13

From Lima, Peru, for 04-May-2013.

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Delicious, with a big pinch of salt

Jake’s Sunday post challenge suggestion this week is delicious. That was easy to find because it was one of the few pics in my flickr stream tagged with the word. I thoroughly enjoyed this last March at a restaurant in Istanbul – sole baked in salt. Succulent, perfectly cooked, with …

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unstoppable

Unstoppable (pic du jour)

This was snapped during a visit to Portland’s Occupy offices just a few days before last Christmas. I just noticed that it’s been sitting here in my dashboard, unpublished, since the first week of January. I’ll take locating it as a sign to inaugurate a daily photo post, oh-so-cleverly entitled, …

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And the Winner in Piran Café’s Monthly Giveaway for June..

.. is Joyce MacNamara of Montreal! Congratulations to Joyce who’ll receive, as advertised, Haruki Murakami’s novel IQ84! In hardcover, sent to her from Slovenia in a package covered with lots of really beautiful stamps! Joyce: the package will be so beautiful that you’ll think twice –or three or four times– …

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