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Archive of entries posted on February 2011

Psalm 117 the Shortest Psalm in the Bible

Some noteworthy and remarkable facts are floating around in my head regarding Psalm 117. In my research for this post I discovered a fair number of divergent opinions on the exact number of verses and chapters in the Bible. There are many good reasons for this — including the many variations of modern translations of […]

Hottentots Holland Mountains of the Western Cape — Part 3

Here’s a link to Part 1 and Part 2 of this post. In this post we show the last 12 photos, with descriptions, of a set of 24 uploaded by Sharmaine Pearl Bradfield. Thanks Sharmaine! Click here to see a slide show (24 photos) on Flickr. From photograph #16 the return route heads East on […]

Hottentots Holland Mountains of the Western Cape — Part 2

Here’s a follow-up to this post. The first 12 photos, with descriptions, of a set uploaded by Sharmaine Pearl Bradfield. Thanks Sharmaine! Click here to see a slide show (24 photos) on Flickr. The route follows the N2 national road through two passes, Houwhoek and Sir Lowry’s, en route from Hermanus to Cape Town. This […]

Hottentots Holland Mountains of the Western Cape

Almost equidistant between Hermanus and Cape Town lies the beautiful Hottentots Holland mountain range. The excellent N2 national road must negotiate the Sir Lowry’s and the Houwhoek mountain passes. The recently upgraded road is in superb condition and is well graded and contoured. This region is the heart of the Western Cape’s successful fruit-growing export […]

American Icon 1950s Cadillac

This great American icon of American success and the American dream, the 1950s Cadillac, is beautifully drawn here by renowned artist John Harding. See a portfolio of John Harding’s work here. Click to enlarge the image at right. When this famous automobile first appeared on the streets the classic lines of the 1950s Cadillac defined […]

Mr Gene Sharp: Why Dictators and Despots Fear His Name Everywhere

Gene Sharp is relatively unknown to the American public. Around the world he is held in high esteem by activists and is regarded with fear and animosity by many authoritarian leaders. This humble, shy 83-year-old intellectual, through his practical writings on non-violent revolution, has had a broad influence on international events for two decades. Though […]

Revolution Comes to Egypt and Sweeps Across The Arab World

Tonight as I write this a revolution of change is sweeping the Arab countries of Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Yemen. The revolution was started in Tunisia by Mohamed Bouazizi (26), a humble vegetable vendor. He set himself alight in December as a sign of protest. Mohamed had endured police […]

They Have Forever in Their Eyes

Anjuli and Megan have forever in their eyes.

The Grande Hotel in Beira Mozambique is Squatter Heaven

On the North-Eastern border of South Africa lies the country of Mozambique. Here, in the port city of Beira, the magnificent Grande Hotel was built in the mid 1950′s when the country was still under Portuguese colonial control. It was by far the most luxurious Hotel in Africa. In the mid 1970s I visited Mozambique […]

Pages Loading Faster With Optimised HTML Code

Site News Two days ago I made this wonderful discovery. Now, as a relative newcomer, I realise that this may be yesterdays news to some of the more experience HTML coders. Simply put, this is a way of optimising your HTML code so that your pages load faster. A lot faster. In my case working […]