Blogging from the Highlands of Scotland until I return to the Murcia region of Spain in the Autumn for a month or so
'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot

Friday, 12 November 2004

A brief 'hiatus' until Monday

Blogging has been somewhat sporadic recently, real life having intervened. I'm off in the next couple of hours and will most likely return Sunday evening, although there'll be no postings here before Monday. The weather forecast in this part of the country for this afternoon is supposed to be quite 'wild', so my car trip across the Highlands may prove eventful, but not too eventful (I hope).

Many things have been going on the past few days, personally and in the wider world. In the latter, the death early yesterday morning of Yasser Arafat is probably the most significant; I've been waiting to consider this before writing about it as it seems to me many opinions I have heard/read on the matter are so polarised that rational analysis becomes difficult. Perhaps next week, when the 'dust has settled' on the emotions of the past few days, will be the time to try and look at what this may mean for the future. We'll see ...

There are some fine blogs linked to in the column at right; pay them a visit if you have time. Now, have a great weekend!

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