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Book Review: Flashman On the March by George McDonald Fraser

“When all other trusts fail, turn to Flashman”– Abraham Lincoln “For an instant, even I was appalled. But only for an instant.” – H.P. Flashman When Sir Harry Flashman (VC, KCB) finds himself in desperate need of a quiet and quick exit out of Trieste (“ain’t much of town unless your in trade or banking or some other shady pursuit…”) ... Read More »

Book Review: Distant Neighbors

Mexican culture, history and politics differ amazingly from ours. Now is the time to look for more understanding. Read More »

Hugo Award Nominees 2005

The Hugo nominees for 2005 have been announced, and as the BBC reports, the future of science fiction could be presaged by the fact that they are all British. According to the Beeb, Mr Stross says that what an author writes is a reflection of his society, and currently US genre writers are mirroring the “deep trauma” that 9/11 wrought ... Read More »

Anguilla Tranquility Jazz Festival 2005 – Straight Ahead Jazz On the Beach

The Anguilla Tourist Board has announced the third annual Anguilla Tranquility Jazz Festival, November 9-13, 2005. The stellar lineup of artists scheduled to appear includes vocalists Marlena Shaw, Freddy Cole and Claudia Acuna, vibes man Stefon Harris, pianist Mulgrew Miller, tenor saxophonists Eric Alexander and David Sánchez, saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett, and trumpeter Nicholas Payton. Stated Amelia ... Read More »

Increasing Number and Power of Hurricanes

Global warming and cycles of storms are bringing rough times Read More »

Vegas Underground

Going to Vegas? Want something to do that’s off the beaten path? Check out First Friday,an art event the first Friday of every month. Yes!! Las Vegas has art and it thrives on First Friday. The hub of First Friday is the Arts Factory on the East side of the Strip on Charleston Blvd. The Arts Factory, a refurbished 1944 ... Read More »

Space: the case for privatization

In the nearly four decades since Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, human space travel has gone nowhere. Read More »

Appeasing the Dictator: France and Cuba

As part of its celebrations on Bastille Day, the French government invited representatives from Cuba. This undermines the EU’s position on diplomatic links with the benighted country, still suffering the military tyranny of Fidel Castro. The EU froze links with the murderous dictator in 2003, after the arrest and persecution of some 78 dissidents there. There was a “thaw” in ... Read More »

Update: Emily Hits Yucatan

Force Four hurricane hit the island of Cozumel and then the resort area - Riviera Maya. Reports will be coming. Read More »

Hurricane Emily Targets Yucatan

Hurricane Emily, a powerful cyclonic storm, is aiming for the resorts of the Yucatan, Mexico Read More »