Tag: new year

Palermo 2016 into 2017

On the back-end of bronchitis I’ve been hacking, wheezing and coughing my way through Palermo with the long-suffering travel mate. Here’s part of the first day. First impressions: Grit – the sort that swirls around your feet – , garbage […] 

Happy New Year 1917

A few images from a century ago to wish everyone the very best for 1917. War is lurking!  This Reading (Pennsylvania) Times cartoon sees the threat of war lurking ahead. The US entered the war in April.  

Happy New Year


Happy New Year

A small selection of New Year’s greetings from a a century ago.    

Show an Affirming Flame: It’s Not The Real World and That’s a Good Thing

On the last day of the year, time to show an affirming flame as another low dishonest decade ends. I’ll leave all the best and worst and top ten lists to others, but merely remark – that for all the […] 

Praising the Beast

We asked the captain what course of action he proposed to take toward a beast so large, so terrifying, and unpredictable. He hesitated to answer, and then said judiciously, “I think I shall praise it.” Robert Haas. Epigraph to his […] 

The Lone Starfish

Over on the other side of the world at Leading and Learning in New Zealand, Bruce Hammonds has posted this picture of a starfish on the beach for his end of year post. It refers to the story of the […] 

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