Monthly Archives: December 2012

In the Vienna of Siberia

I visited Irkutsk “Vienna of Siberia”. In Russia you never have to look far for a pogrom story. At the back of the Irkutsk Synagogue is a plaque of names and dates – in Cyrillic and Hebrew. At the bottom … Continue reading

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The Colour of Separation

I was born in 1975 so my memories of apartheid – the real separate amenities petty apartheid stuff – are pretty hazy. One of my clearest memories is the separate bus system. Sky Blue for the whites. Moss Green busses … Continue reading

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April Fools’ 2002

It was the weekend before April Fool’s Day 2002.  I was having a quiet drink with friends at the much missed “Home”.  A group of guys on a stag night – er – staggered in and of course – this … Continue reading

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