Jim must be recovering after a cold winter in France. He’s obviously missing the sunburnt country a little bit. If only we could take a piece of it over to him…
My brother and I saw House of Flying Daggers at Indooroopilly yesterday. There’s no question that the film was beautifully photographed. Colour played an important role in the movie; the characters tended to ride around on horses quite a bit, and I think the colours of the leaves on the ground and the colours of Read more about House of Heat-Seeking Daggers[…]
When I started reading The Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy, I said that it was well written and that from the very beginning the reader has a sense of where the book is going. Unfortunately, the book became a little bit too predictable for my liking. Almost every chapter followed the same Read more about The Commanding Heights: reflection[…]
I went with Karen and her parents to Lamington National Park on Saturday. Karen snapped this great picture of a Lamington Spiny Crayfish at Elabana Falls. More pictures here.
The Kyoto Protocol comes into effect today. A total of 141 industrialised nations have ratified the protocol and are therefore legally bound by it. The Kyoto Protocol has always been clouded in controversy. Of primary concern (to me anyway) is that even its proponents accept that the reduction in the average global temperature in 2100 Read more about The Kyoto Protocol takes effect[…]
Britain: forward, not back. So states The Labour Party slogan for the upcoming election in the UK. I’ve added some punctuation to make it read okay in text, but I still have a problem with it. Surely the opposite of "forward" is "backward". Otherwise it ought to read Britain: front, not back, which I don’t Read more about Britain: forward, not back[…]
Yesterday was a day of knee-jerk reactions, misunderstandings and jumping to false conclusions on my part. Some might know to what I allude, and the faster it is forgotten, the better. However, it seems that others may be guilty of perpetrating a similar crime against me. Maybe "crime" is a bit strong, okay, a lot Read more about Patriotism and knee-jerk reactions[…]
In celebration of my impending thesis submission and just because we want to, Karen and I are off to France next month for a few weeks. We’re also going to the Netherlands for a little while to imbibe their culture. Well actually, Karen’s got this notion of bringing back some of those blue and white Read more about Bonjour, La France![…]
Last Saturday Karen and I headed up to the Sunshine Coast hinterland for lunch at Gardner’s Falls and to browse the craft shops on the main strip at Montville. It was extremely hot, but otherwise a lovely day. There are more photos from Gardner’s Falls here.
The Queensland Lions have changed their name to Queensland Roar FC in a bid to avert confusion between the football team and the AFL team. I will reserve judgement on the aesthetic value of the new name. Read the press release and see the new logo here.