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Reading Hemingway on Kilimanjaro

(1) Comments | Posted August 21, 2013 | 1:23 PM

From the balcony of our hotel in Moshi, in eastern Tanzania, I was lucky enough to catch a brief glimpse of the square summit of Kilimanjaro. It was floating between the rain-laden clouds like a heavenly iceberg, far higher than where I'd first looked. The brilliant snowy slopes were momentarily...

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Why I Regret Giving Up Drinking for January

(1) Comments | Posted January 28, 2013 | 7:11 PM

I once spent two weeks working in the dust of mid-west France rebuilding dry-stone walls in a small village called Bagneaux.

I arrived on my own, watched the TGV shimmer away in the evening heat and crossed the station car park to a small bar opposite. I had a...

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Why Cycling to Work Should Be Your Number One New Year's Resolution

(11) Comments | Posted January 4, 2013 | 7:00 PM

Getting other people to cycle is something that all cyclists do - even if they are unconscious of it. Just being out and about on a bike can inspire friends and colleagues to sling a leg over the dusty beast in the garage and hit the road.

Some cyclists...

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Stephen Fry and Co. on the Life, Loves and Hates of Christopher Hitchens

(13) Comments | Posted November 10, 2011 | 6:22 AM

I discovered Christopher Hitchens last year. I was living in a bedsit in Brighton studying for my master's degree, and happened upon an article in the paper written by Martin Amis.

It was a terrific piece of writing, hilariously written, and convinced me to purchase books by both authors....

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