Stealing the mayor’s identity

Friday, April 29, 2005 Normally, the TV news round here is a mixture of the banal and the depressing – a lot of drunk-driving judges and gang-related shootings (in Albuquerque, I should stress, not up here). But last night KOBTV – the local NBC affiliate – put together some fantastic stories. First we had the […]

Talk about Writers’ Websites

Wednesday, April 27, 2005 In my unlikely capacity as both a professional writer and a professional website developer, I’ve been asked to talk to the New Mexico branch of the writers’ group PEN, on the subject of writers’ websites. It’s next Tuesday, May 2nd, at 3pm in the Wheelwright Museum on Museum Hill in Santa […]

UK election looms

Tuesday, April 26, 2005 There’s a general election in the UK on May 2nd. Although I was born and raised in England, and still have my UK passport, I don’t get a vote now I’m out of the country (which is as it should be). But I’ve been following the campaign, and it’s clear that […]

What’s it like running a family yoga centre, then?

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Bumper Stickers

Tuesday, April 19, 2005 This town loves its bumper stickers – and there are many different sorts. Firstly, there’s the Euro-tastic country-code stickers beloved of expats. So you’re Swiss, and you make sure you’ve got a CH sticker on your car, or a GB (most often seen on the back of Land Rovers), or SW […]

The blogging’s back

Sunday, April 17, 2005 I’m back blogging again. Spent a chunk of the weekend rebuilding this site – I hope you like it. There’s more to do (tweaking the header graphic, getting the XHTML to validate), but with luck it will prove a stable and happy home for a while to come. You might notice […]