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Archive for May, 2009

Rugby Lions Training

Posted by Anne on May 29th, 2009

Ok, lads, you’ve got a big game coming up, so get your heads down and get some rest.

Action enquiry: Becoming a better one2one coach

Posted by Anne on May 29th, 2009

I’ve been asked to do a workshop for Cornelsen to promote Up to Speed, a Business English coursebook written by Carole Eilertson and Louise Kennedy which I had the honor of being an advisor to, as one of a team. The two authors have other things going on and can’t do it. I really like […]

Jenny Holzer

Posted by Anne on May 28th, 2009

I first saw Jenny Holzer‘s art at the Kartause Ittingen in Switzerland in the mid-90s, where she created an installation that combined human bones and running text in LEDs. The topic was ghastly – “Lustmord”, about violence against women in Bosnia – but the effect in the beautiful monastic surroundings was so peaceful that I […]

Alison Krauss: Take me for longing

Posted by Anne on May 27th, 2009

She’s the one we’re listening to these days, her voice is the one rocking me to sleep. This is one of my favorite bluegrass love songs, straight from the heart.

Mitchell & Webb, Armstrong & Miller: WWII Pilots

Posted by Anne on May 25th, 2009

More on heroism on Memorial Day. This is just the intro – excellent full feature here. (Forgive me for going on about this, but I think they are just so good and funny.)

Question: Heroes or victims of circumstance?

Posted by Anne on May 24th, 2009

It’s Memorial Day weekend, a national holiday dedicated to the soldiers who have fallen serving their country. By definition, that makes them heroes. Or are fallen soldiers victims of circumstance? Soldiers have a very important job to do, and we ask them to do their duty for us. Does doing that duty make them heroes? What exactly are we celebrating here? What do you think: Are we right in asking soldiers to do their duty? Are they heroes or victims of circumstance?

You’re invited to the Island Weekly Question

Posted by Anne on May 24th, 2009

Writing clears and frees up the mind. It’s also a great way to improve your language skills. So I’d like to invite you to join a blogging group. Each week, you’ll find a question here. Respond in your own blog and link to the question post, so that others can find your response. If you […]