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Capital Ring, done!

So last weekend we finally finished the Capital Ring walk. This is a 75-mile walk around London, in fifteen separate walks, that takes you through a whole raft of neighborhoods, parks, and […]

On Helen Thomas

On Helen Thomas–you know, when people are 90 (or 89, actually), they don’t always say what they mean, or mean what they say. If she meant that Israel should be dissolved and […]

Gusher Update

With considerable hoopla, BP has managed to fit a cap on the leaking pipe, which it claims is gathering gushing oil at a rate of about 10,000 barrels a day. CEO Tony […]

Random tennis musings

So I watched Rafael Nadal dispatch Robin Soderling in the French Open final this afternoon. It was a bit one-sided, sadly. Soderling beat Nadal last year, and can play better—after all, he […]