Thursday, October 08, 2009

Education, the next best thing to a record deal!

Naive aspirationism or postmodern irony? You decide ... or ask the growing hordes of unemployed graduates.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009


Autumn cyclamens

Up through dead leaves
faint ozonic scent
Ghosts of spring

Happy birthday, Daddy

Henry Kobus (sr) would have been 90 today. Here he is on Caldey Island with Bro James and Eustace. Na zdrowie! Na milele!

Monday, October 05, 2009

Back from Kenya

An unexpectedly early return from our experiment at working in a high-cost boarding school near Nairobi, sad, disillusioned and in disarray. On the positive side, we have a new daughter and a wealth of new experience.

This story gives the main reasons why we were forced to leave: "Corruption and access to finance are the two biggest challenges to doing business in East Africa, the World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness report 2009-2010 indicates..." (Uganda New Vision 30 September 2009)

Just about recovered from the mess, and beginning to feel able to blog again. Let's see how it goes...