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  • A sailor's life is most definitely not for me
    Saturday, 3 August 2002

    Through the crystal clear lens of my tripod-mounted Russian telescope (designed for the first Soviet astronaut, the man in the second-hand shop told me – yes they certainly do use tripods on Sputniks) I can just make out a sail on the horizon. I...

  • The omens predicted warm weather – but they have been proved very wrong
    Saturday, 3 August 2002

    My apologies to James Joyce for literary grand theft, but no other phrase will do: rain is general all over Ireland. We arrived a week ago for our annual retreat on the Waterford coast, stopping off in the beautiful Vale of Avoca for a family we...

  • Yitzhak Frankenthal: We must not lose sight of our ethics
    Friday, 2 August 2002

    My beloved son Arik, my own flesh and blood, was murdered by Palestinians. My tall blue-eyed golden-haired son who was always smiling with the innocence of a child and the understanding of an adult. My son.If to hit his killers, innocent Palestin...

  • Maureen Freely: Turkey wants to be a modern European nation
    Friday, 2 August 2002

    Are they with us or against us? Not all concerned observers would put it quite so crudely. Not everyone wants to sound like Bush. But it's still what everyone wants to know, and for obvious reasons. If the war on terror moves to Iraq, Turkey coul...

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