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Lesson for all as US schools think again

Published in The Australian newspaper, September 1 The Harvest Preparatory school in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Picture: Ivan Georgiev THERE’S a crisp intensity inside the kindergarten class at Mastery, a new charter school in Minneapolis that’s...

Obama faithful brave the squall for democratic convention climax

Published at The Australian online, September 7ANOTHER storm sweeps through Charlotte, cooling the air and sending people running to bus shelters and the awnings of skyscrapers. The downpour is intense and those caught in the squall are saturated. But the rain...

On Oasis for Democrats

Published at The Australian online, September 6BOOKER welcomes me to the Oasis and wanders barefoot through the space. She points out the restaurant, the lounge, the meditation centre and the yoga studio. We stop for a while at the “lyfe kitchen” and check...

Farmers suffer in extreme drought

Keith Martz surveys the corn at his farm in bluegrass Iowa, where drought has hurt this year’s crop.PUBLISHED IN THE AUSTRALIAN NEWSPAPER, SEPTEMBER 3KEITH Martz is the fourth generation of his family to toil in the fields of Bluegrass, Iowa, and the drought...

Writing for the sake of writing

I have always believed that writing for the sake of writing is just a form of intellectual masturbation. I deeply believe that there could hardly be anything creepier when it comes to journalism and in general to creation of a written product than this type of...

Hard lessons

This blog post is a journey through time and space. The look back at the last six weeks feels like a desperate attempt to hold a handful of sand. The specks fall through the fingers as lost pieces of puzzle, portraying the images I encountered on this journey. Chaotic...

Time

Time. That is the currency for the world populace in a movie from 2011 called „In Time“ (I am sensing a little bit of a general theme here). Once you turn 25 you develop a digital clock, glowing from beneath your skin. The clock is ticking and you will live only one...

GROUND ZERO

Ground Zero: One of the twin towers stood here     Twin towers once stood on this site A symbol of America’s financial might But on September 11th 2001 Ground Zero: One of the twin towers stood here     Twin towers once stood on this site...

The antidote to Miami’s vice

A LOT of things are available in Miami. I took a short walk from the hotel and every kind of vice was on offer. Strip joints, video rooms, bong shops, hookah, bars, restaurants, clothes, jewellery. Whatever your pleasure. It’s here. And more often than not...