Tuesday, April 26, 2011



Saturday, April 23, 2011

Tim Hetherington: 1970-2011

Acclaimed photojournalist who had covered conflicts in Kosovo and Afghanistan, Tim Hetherington co-created the Oscar-nominated documentary Restrepo and won a host of prestigious awards.

See Human Rights Watch tribute

Friday, April 22, 2011

Saturday, April 16, 2011

the wheel's still in spin ...

William Morris quoting John Ball (1381)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

50 years: First Space Traveller

Yuri Gagarin | Ю́рий Гага́рин
Gagarin was the first human to journey into outer space when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on April 12, 1961.

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Tony Barrell 1940 – 2011

Tony produced several award-winning radio and television documentaries for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and the BBC World Service, usually with a focus on Asia and particularly Japan.
He was working with his wife on a DVD film about their many visits to Molivos, Lesbos and a book on the same subject. He retired from full-time employment with the ABC in May 2008, and had hoped to complete work on his own story—Your Island My Island—in 2009. He died on 31 March 2011 of an apparent heart attack.
see Mark Colvin Blog at http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/04/01/3179472.htm 
see ABC Tribute at http://www.abc.net.au/rn/360/features/tonybarrell/default.htm
see wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Barrell_(broadcaster)

Sunday, April 03, 2011

The Shed