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The build up to the Olympics has largely passed me by. But this weekend something clicked.
The place: the top end of Stoke Newington High Road
The bearer: Errol Mckellar
July 22, 2012 | Permalink
I believe I am the only connection among these animals, most of which have nothing in common:
Clockwise from left: Delhi, India (The Red Fort); Hackney, London (lifelong resident); Alibag, India; Arcturus, Zimbabwe
July 01, 2012 | Permalink
Jess Walter: The Financial Lives of the Poets
Duncan Clarke: Africa's Future: Darkness to Destiny: How the past is shaping Africa's economic evolution
A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of PoetryEnriched by the short intros to each poem, sometimes critical, provided by Milosz.
Isaac Deutscher: The Non-Jewish JewThis was a great help in kickstarting the escalator post and is worth reading even if you aren't interested in escalators.
Louis & Allen Ginsberg: Family Business: Selected Letters Between a Father and SonThis collection of letters illustrates superbly the tensions that inhere in two types of reconciliation: the parental desire to judge and protect; and the filial desire to plough one's own furrow while seeking parental approval for the results.
Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar PetersonLouis Armstrong: Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson
Various Artists: Till The Night is Gone: A Tribute to Doc Pomus
The Cool Crooners of Bulawayo: Blue Sky
The Best Of Bill Frisell - Volume 1: Folk SongsBill Frisell: The Best Of Bill Frisell - Volume 1: Folk Songs