This is a list of companies which, because of incredibly poor, stupid or insulting advertising I have decided to boycott indefinitely
This is just a start. I am sure many more advertisers will join this list.
A very clean-sounding album from Irish band Butterfly Explosion. This neo-gaze/alternative band has put together a spirited set of tracks with a very light feel to them, devoid of the overpowering guitar effects of many others in this genre. A very pleasant listen, worth repeating.
How Hitler Could Have Won World War II
The Fatal Errors That Led to Nazi Defeat
Three Rivers Press / Random House; 1st edition (December 11, 2001)
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This is a military history book that analyses German strategy during World War II and shows how strategic mistakes ultimately hastened the German defeat. The author suggests that certain strategies could have led to a dramatically different outcome.
Corneille has been one of my favourites of the CoBrA (Copenhagen, Brussels, Amsterdam) art movement. His bold colours and statements caught many off guard for years. I chose this piece as a counterpoint to all of the winter musings that seem to be filling these pages. A little glimpse of summer in the winter is always a good thing.
Kenya, Masai Mara National Reserve
Source: National Geographic Photo Contest 2011
Prey and predator are isolated from their surroundings in this stunning shot which captures the speed and the violence of the event very effectively. The focus is not on the details but on the act itself. In an instant, triumph and death are immortalised.
The Moon, XVIII
Unknown Deck (enlighten me if you know)
I have chosen The Moon to accompany the winter solstice. Whilst The Moon is not necessarily the most commonly associated with the winter solstice, the two have much in common. The winter, with its long nights is ruled by the moon. The Moon also evokes hidden mysteries and femininity. The seed of spring hidden from sight but growing nonetheless. The Moon is a melancholy card, fitting in these times of uncertainty.