Monthly Archives: July 2007

Listen to the Lion

Three weeks just fly by, when one is engaged in engrossing and challenging work in a novel environment. Teaching Torts and Contracts and Remedies in a posh precinct of London so full of museums it seems to serve as a … Continue reading

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Why We’re Not Worried

Recently, the news has been full of the intestinal ruminations of US Secretary of Homeland Security, who abruptly announced last week that he had a “gut feeling” that the US was about to be attacked by foreign terrorists. The major … Continue reading

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The Tall and Small

In terms of height they are worlds apart. The world’s tallest man, Bao Xishun today shook hands with He Pingping who claims to be Earth’s shortest. But these two men actually hail from the same region of Inner Mongolia. While … Continue reading

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Hats On the Henley

As a seasoned veteran of  many Head of the Charles Regattas, held on the Charles River every fall, we felt an obligation to attend the august English equivalent, the Royal Henley Regatta at Henley-on-Thames. We have never actually ROWED on … Continue reading

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Hypochondriac Heaven

Computer geek hypochondriacs have long wished for a medical diagnostic program where you tell the computer what you feel like, and it will tell you what you’ve got. An early effort in this direction was launched in the late 70’s … Continue reading

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Trashing the Tate

Here in London, the only place we see panic and dismay at the recent rash of attempted car bombings in Great Britain is on the softly glowing screens of the Toshiba TV in our London flat and our trusty laptop. … Continue reading

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Bulking Up Bowser

This is Wendy the Whippet, the dog whose appearance is a long way from the usual long, lean and sleek look of her breed. She was born with a genetic defect which has left her looking like the Incredible Hulk … Continue reading

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Instant Classic at Wimbledon

(Wimbledon, England – Exclusive to BostonNow) Tennis fans and history buffs will long remmber what transpored in the Tennis Temple of Wimbledon this afternoon. For a pure expression of a sport at the highest peak of its possible performance, and … Continue reading

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