Monthly Archives: November 2007

how journalism works

One of the odder things I do is to write a column on religion in the media for the _Church Times_ and one of the odder difficulties with that is I feel I ought to try not to say too … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in God, Journalism | 17 Comments

A thought on lenses

It is hard sometimes to justify the purchase of lenses to people who are not interested in photography. You can buy a perfectly decent camera for a lot less than I just paid for a 77mm f1.9 Pentax portrait lens. … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in Pictures | 3 Comments

A very quick further note on censorship

I have been discussing with the imperfectly Voltairean Mrs T. in comments the sort of grounds on which modern states actually censor, rather than those which they pretend to themselves they apply. In particular, I want to argue that notions … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in Net stories, War | 8 Comments

Doctors and murderers; now added hate

I’m always surprised, when I think of it, that so few doctors turn out to be mass murderers. It’s hard to think of any profession which offers better arguments for nihilism, except, perhaps, religious journalism. In any case, the Shipmans, … Continue reading Continue reading

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Friday quickies

* A truly excellent foreign affairs blog by the FT columnist Gideon Rachman. Who could not love someone who “writes”:http://blogs.ft.com/rachmanblog/2007/05/the_collapse_of.html %(sane)This is vintage Steyn – jeering, complacent and utterly stupid.% ? * An elk has been rescued from a swimming … Continue reading Continue reading

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Torn between two browsers

Feeling like a fool: I really wish there were something that was as fast as Opera, and as popular as Firefox. At the moment I am using different browsers on different computers, and this also is confusing, since I miss, … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in nördig | 3 Comments