Author: James Higham

The boy who asked why

Herve Falciani

The thing is, people rarely do things for other than two reasons – money or personal obsession about some point. This blog was begun because of an obsession with Them. What was the reason for Herve Falciani [pictured] doing as…

Earthquake

Time for a break from European politics.  Your humble blogger had never heard of Aum Shinrikyo, Yoichi Clark Shimatsu or Archipelago before today, nor had he heard of Shoko Asahara, Harry Mason or Dan Gerber – shows what a sheltered…

100 comments!

The Quiet Man is an English stalwart who is part of the large rump of this country that does NOT appreciate the way the place has gone down, especially in the past 13 years. As QM says: Once I was…

Crufts 2010

You’ll be aware, of course, that Crufts is well under way [11-14 March] and already, two winners have caught the eye of afficianados: Mrs Zena Thorn-Andrews had the tough task of judging the Best of Breed winners in the Working…

Crappuccino

The Indonesian President gave the Australian Prime Minister an interesting gift: ”The President and his first lady gave Mr Rudd and Therese Rein some rare luwak coffee. It’s made from beans that have passed through the digestive system of a…