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Independent thinkers

Yesterday, I met with a colleague in the newly expanded café in the RSA House. The RSA stands for the Royal Society of Arts, but it is mainly devoted to issues pertaining to social change and development. The building has been in existence since the late 18th Century...

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Seasonal colour

It was the day that I commented on the delayed process of leaves changing colour this autumn that I started to see some changes. Normally around this time of year, I’m used to seeing bare trees, but everything seems to be moving in slow motion, so I can see yellow...

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Lasting legacy

There was a time when I thought that the legacy of the golden age of the record business (the 1960s through till the mid 1980s in my humble opinion) was going to occupy a space of lasting value in the history of music making. Now, I’m not so sure. A lot of the popular...

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Many roads to cross

I was crossing the road at a particularly awkward junction where there is lots of traffic and someone was trying to attract my attention. Not calling my name, but calling me “Brother!” or something similar. Apart from doing my best to cross the road without getting...

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Magic in the sky

When I think of sunsets, my mind takes me back to Mizingani Road in Stone Town, Zanzibar. Because this road runs right next to the shore of the Indian Ocean, there is something epic about the look of the sky when it is about to transform from daylight to nightfall. It...

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Message from the trees

I might be wrong, but it seems like the leaves on the trees in my neck of the woods are taking longer to turn from green to yellow and brown this autumn. Usually around this time of the year, I expect to see lots of fallen leaves on the ground near where I live, but...

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