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Monday, May 10, 2010 9:42:57 AM |
Toots, i indulge in a few mild off-breaks bowled in the back garden with the kids. Seemed a good idea at the time but i think in the context of recent performance some may have a few regrets about sharing. Lord knows how much i miss live cricket. Sopcast to watch international cricket and often found reliable streams. As always, thank you to all the commenters as well. And a small black and white dog patrolling covers to mid off. Nesta, stick with it. Ashes series and this site is the place to discuss it properly. Cricket would benefit from two divisions. Might put this together properly and see if you will stick it on here. Our email is in the right column below the live scores. Cup immortality a month ago, that encapsulates, to me, everything wrong with international cricket. If world cup football is fascinating because even the most dour game is embedded in a compelling narrative, cricket is boring because even the most epic match is ultimately a circus act, with the same death-defying stunts scheduled for tomorrow night. Ashes has its own narrative context that it draws upon, but the other contests get harder and harder to take an interest in. Russ, for the writing and ideas contained therein but also for the irony of the title in relation to cricket administrators insatiable quest for revenue through the medium of television. Test schedule between the major nations. It would appear that the administrators of the game at the higher levels are prepared to disenfranchise their loyal supporters to attract a new audience. Darwin is that they think the format stinks. Class level especially when their opinions were sought after and then ignored. England was just too much. Very strange little tour that and i am fed up to the gills with cricket at present.
Monday, May 10, 2010 9:42:54 AM |
Twiga, a hotel and restaurant on the beach where we had lunch one day. It is impossible to find any restaurant or shopping chains from home here. That was probably the worst airport experience of our lives. People were getting angry and yelling as there are a lot of people who butt in line and no one could really make sense of the system. When we finally got checked in, we had to go through actual security, which was just as disorganized. It was impossible to figure out what they wanted from us. After a few more security stops, we finally made it through and out on to the tarmac where there were probably half a dozen airplanes all in the same vicinity. Luckily we made it on the right one. A view from the train i received my syllabi for the coming semester this past week, a herald of the end of summer. This past week i took a short trip down to the city. Trips to visit my aunt are always wonderful, and a tiny bit overwhelming. It was magnificent. My life is so incredibly simple here, and there is something nice about that. Twitter and do some packing. All images are used for the purposes of commentary and none for commercial reasons. Just another brilliant blog. Early life experienced as a lonely genius artist and musician. Later decades included work in radio, journalism, agriculture, and education. Most recently i have begun to study memory and time, technology and history and how these things shape what we as a culture, as a society, think we know about the past. Photoshop techniques. Sometimes we are guilty of taking for granted by the acts of kindness given to us by our family and friends.
Monday, May 10, 2010 9:42:51 AM |
Northern, with increasing frequency as more and more beer was consumed. Course and i am loving it. It is working out so well. Uganda who needed to cancel because of computer problems. It does not surprise me that it still needs improvement. Other than that though, those people who are participating are doing a fantastic job and i am really pleased with it. You are a leading part of the course and i love you being a part of it. Sunday as you know. Breathing is very important. Valley was a prime example of that. We literally danced under a full moonlit sky in the valley to amazing music coming out of the west coast. Now that my album is finished, working with other artists on their projects is a top priority. Here are some i caught on camera. This poor little chap looks very worried. You would need to be careful not to knock to hard. This one, on the other hand, i think is offering a challenge to give his knocker a good, hard whack. Rome my favourite - a little frog i will carry on with my door knocker search on my next trip. The weather in the mountains is pretty predictable. At some point there will be sun, at another there will be rain. And there will be thunder and lightening. With the skies changing every moment, so did our plan for the first day.
Monday, May 10, 2010 9:42:48 AM |
As we started getting closer, we could smell sulphur, then we could see barren and colourful rivers. It was said to represent the purgatory that children who die before their parents are to face. In this purgatory, the children must endlessly built cairns of stones, which the devil knocks over and forces them to start over again. To assist these children, travellers have built hundreds of cairns amongst the sulphurous vents and barren hills. Amongst the cairns are hundreds of colourful pinwheels, which are beautiful, until you learn that the pinwheels were placed there by grieving parents. As we walked further around the area, we spotted an amazing white beach, with un-naturally vivid blue waters. The onsen was actually pretty good, too. Osore-zan, and being the aficionados that we are, we had to give it a look. The location that was sent to us was just rough indication. In the area, there were dozens of onsens, both natural and in large hotels. Kappa, and so became kappa-no-yu. Osore-zan, we decided just to soak our feet in the green tinged waters. Not bad for camp food. After breakfast, we hit the road early, stopping after a couple hours for a leg stretch and coffee. While the roads are nearly empty, just us and an occasional truck, or pickup, the weather has turned ugly, rain coming down in drizzle, or torrents, or sheets, changing by the minute. Swiss sandwiches, oh, and ummm. She was an amazing woman, who shared her insights in a very readable way. Nile is hard to find. We had to drag ourselves away. Fernea book and asked me if i wanted it. Spokane, the sun is out and we are starting to feel warm once again.