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APOLOGY FOR NON-APPEARANCE

I haven't blogged for a while now. My apologies. I have an excuse, though: I gained a number of new clients recently and they've been keeping me busy. However, I hope to start blogging again soon. Until I do, browse through the archive...you might find something of interest.
26.6.06 13:23


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SHUT-UP AND BE THANKFUL

I see US economist Kenneth Rogoff said of George Bush's decision to appoint Ben Bernanke as successor to Alan Greenspan: "It was Bush's clearest moment to date".

I would say "In a moment of clarity Bush appointed...."

But, let's shut-up and be thankful for small mercies.

26.10.05 12:43


I'VE SWITCHED RELIGIONS

Until now I've written my articles in an informal, don't care style, which I thought was right for the web.

Basically, that meant that I made up my own "style rules" as I went along. After that, the only thing I had to do, was to remember my own rules and stick to them.

This worked fine for a while. But, now it's time for a change.

I started reading the Style Guide of The Economist yesterday and have decided to join the faith.

From now on I'll try to stick to their way of writing - even though I'm publishing on the web.

The switch won't be immediately noticable. And it won't happen overnight. More likely, it will be a slow switch-over. (I'm still busy with the book and it's tough going....this is a religion with more than 10 commandments.)

So, don't get upset when you see me writing "Judgment Day" instead of "Judgement Day". It's only me practising my religion.

PS. The Economist prefers judgment.
21.10.05 10:33


ABOUT HAIR AND POLITICS

Come to think of it, what is it about politics that is so bad for women's hair?

Think about Maggie Thatcher, Hilary Clinton. And now our own Angie Merkel. Not to speak of all those Green female politicians we see on our German TV screens every night.

They all have terrible hair.

Don't they care? I don't think so. Don't they have the time? I don't think so. Don't they know how? Well, now we might be getting warmer....

Until now politics and elegance/style/femininity have been mutually exclusive things. But, I always hope it changes.

Would it not be heaven to watch an Andy McDowell-like, or Julia Roberts-like politician telling us why we should stomach a tax increase?

14.7.05 22:18


READERSHIP GROWS 362% IN SINGLE MONTH

The number of daily readers of this mad blog broke into double figures for the first time this week.

The highest to date: 16 visitors on Friday.

We can really start an Observers Club! One request. Your comments and e-mails are really appreciated. So, keep them coming.

4.6.05 11:50


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