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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 it in the New York Times, I see people who get promoted are the ones on the…
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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…
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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-- about even opening it. Promise. So,…
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Eastern Europe Envy

I just came across this interesting piece --Six Enviable Traits From Eastern Europe-- in Big Think by Francis Tapon who spent the past three years traveling in 25 Eastern European countries. Just six?
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In Defense of Difference – § SEEDMAGAZINE.COM

Bookmark. From In Defense of Difference § SEEDMAGAZINE.COM: The biological diversity crisis is often called the “Sixth Extinction” because an event of this magnitude has occurred only five times in the history of life on Earth. The last was at the end of the Cretaceous period, when the dinosaurs disappeared. In the past couple hundred years,…
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Vidblog #004.

Here's a hodgepodge of pics shot in recent weeks during lots of quick strolls around town to keep my mind occupied with something other than cigarettes. I kind…
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