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HARD NEWS - News and Views from Public Address

Hi folks,

Another folksy update from Hard News and Public Address. We've decided on a format for the mailouts, which will eventually be automated but for now will be cobbled together manually by me. And when the artwork is done, there will be a new blog starting soon. I'm still working on bigger announcement.

For now, these are new today. Tell your friends:

On Israel | Dec 03, 2002 11:47
Russell Brown's Hard News

I have been arguing with an occasional correspondent, who, as is his way, tells me I know nothing about the Middle East, that my habitual "wretched wailing about the region" is an indication of my ignorance. Perhaps he's right: it's not for want of trying.,

Trip Checker interview (excerpt) | Dec 02, 2002 17:58
Now playing in the Muse Lounge

Leaning back in a patterned brown and orange booth of 246, the new space age arcade of Auckland City, New Zealand, Trip Checker enjoys a prawn cocktail and one of the latest drip percolator style coffees as the shoppers stroll beneath us on the ground floor. A week has passed since his discharge from Auckland Hospital: always bony and unshaven, the gentleman drummer is a little paler than usual. But he has kindly consented to ...,

Open kirtans | Nov 28, 2002 23:46
Debra Daley's astral plane

We tried to get more participants to come to our kirtans (sacred singing) on Thursday nights, but when I would say to people, well, it's a kind of meditation and we prepare for that by chanting a little - - - At the mention of that word chant, my yoga acquaintances would start kind of backing away and making a gesture in the air like they were cleaning an invisible window, saying "uh-no, it sounds ...,


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