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Narratives versus Reality

An increasingly common term that we are seeing in Western political discourse is “narrative.”  Everybody has their narrative.  The news media build a narrative, politicians create their narratives, entire governments produce narratives which they wish for their populations to consume unquestioningly.   1,572 more words

October 23, 2016

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened. – Sir Winston Churchill

Inspirational Quotes

Harumi - Problems 問題



I live in central Tokyo and the biggest problem is that there is no gofukuya, (kimono shop) near me, not within walking distance. It is a problem because I cannot ask freely about kimono stains and their maintenance. 32 more words


The women of Cuenca

The more you travel, the more you admire the industry and hard work of women. In Cuenca, we saw women carry things and sell eats, flowers and knick knacks on pavements and in street markets. 70 more words

Travel & Experiences

Six picks: the Theyyam in northern Kerala

A lamentably occasional photo blog in which I share some samples from my archives at www.timbirdphotography.com .

Did you miss me? I’ve been away from here for far too long but I’ve had lots of adventures with my camera while I’ve been away. 406 more words