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Six Photos in Search of a Story.

A picture is worth a thousand words, they say. Never let photos in the way of a good story, I say. Ask anyone who’d read Thubron or Robb, writers of books without as much as a picture, and ask them … Continue reading

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A good day to be in America.

Waking up at silly o’clock in a corporate hotel room (describable by the colour “beige”) on the 25thfloor of a Magnificent Mile high-rise in Chicago, I felt a genuine, good-spirited sense of excitement. It was a cocktail, I decided as … Continue reading

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Somebody’s just started quite a journey.

…No, not me. But a plucky mannequin, inevitably called Spaceman, has just left the Cape aboard a red, electric Tesla roadster car, bound for an orbit around the Sun and a close encounter with Mars. I’m talking about the payload of  SpaceX’s … Continue reading

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Vancouver, or the discouraging realisation of not living there.

There’s an article that usually pops up in the summer, prepared by the Economist’s Intelligence Unit, called “The Best Places to Live”. It’s a very serious undertaking by a very serious magazine but for all the seriousness and academic rigueur what we … Continue reading

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