Philip Lee, the only begetter of these ruminations, studied modern languages before attending the Royal Academy of Music, London, where he graduated in pianoforte and conducting and was awarded the Ricordi Prize and the Ernest Read Prize. He joined the staff of an international non-governmental organisation in 1975, where he is currently CEO and editor of its international journal Media Development. His publications include The Democratization of Communication (ed.) (1995), Requiem: Here’s Another Fine Mass You’ve Gotten Me Into (2001); Many Voices, One Vision: The Right to Communicate in Practice (ed.) (2004); Communicating Peace: Entertaining Angels Unawares (ed.) (2008); and Public Memory, Public Media, and the Politics of Justice (ed.) (2012).

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10 thoughts on “About”

  1. Well, Philip. It’s come to this, has it. When one reaches one’s anecdotage and the shopkeeper doesn’t want to listen anymore, you tell them to the cloud.
    Well, I’ve always enjoyed your writing, (along with your media work, Requiem remains an undiscovered gem, in my opinion). The first couple of posts promise an interesting blend of reflections. Right/write on.

  2. Philip! Your biography is impressive, but seriously! It needs more adjectives to convey the depth of your coolness. Nowhere do I see ‘wry’ ‘incisive’ ‘man of a thousand secrets’ ‘dad of the year’ ‘Harry Potter enthusiast’, ‘I paint with my toes’ or any stories about that time you drifted around Morocco as an itinerant conductor.

    I do very much like your blog!

  3. I’ve been reading your blog rather spasmodically (there being simply a limited number of hours in the day for all one would like to read and do) since I was alerted to it – and I’ve enjoyed all that I have read. I have even posted a link on my facebook page on one occasion! But only today did I get around to reading your potted biography. It is a strange thing to read of the achievements of those one has only known well in schooldays, and to look back and recall so clearly the youthful individual on the cusp of adulthood. It is a wonderfully reassuring feeling to know that that person has made a positive and productive success of life in so many ways. Keep on blogging, and I’ll keep on reading as often as I can..!

  4. Dear Philip, Unlike your previous respondents, I don’t know you, but I do really like your blog! Perhaps that has been helped by being a lifelong fan of FLW and a more recent devotee of Atget, Rothko and Wagner. I’m a WordPress blogger too. Best wishes, Paul

    1. Many thanks. Frank Lloyd Wright may seem a bit old-fashioned today, but it is his vision I admire, in the same way that architects can see the potential in using an old barn or an old church as an ‘alternative’ space for living.

  5. Delighted to discover your gem of a blog! I came to from an article on Germany returning to Turkey a sphinx from Hattusa, the Hittite capital. A few clicks in the night and there is Philip Lee.

    Tenochtitlan, magnolias, Klimt, Etruscans, Brahms, Mahler — and painting with your toes!

    O wonder!
    How many goodly creatures are there here!
    How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world,
    That has such people in’t.
    —William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act V, Scene I, ll. 203–206[5]

  6. Bonjour de Toulouse, France! glad to have come across your interesting blog via Mandy Henderson… my very best, oceans of inspiration and good luck in all your endeavours! 1000 MERCI pour “City of Lights: Ile de la Cité”!!! I lived in Paris for about 8 years, and it’s still “la ville de mon coeur”… ❤

  7. Reading some of the early comments on the blog I have to say: Commiserations on having such self- important “friends”. Their condescension drips.

    But – maybe being a mere peasant – I miss their point.

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