Frank Lloyd Wright: Master of light and space

If you can’t live in a Frank Lloyd Wright house, the next best thing is to stay in one. How wonderful that the only remaining hotel designed by the famous architect has been restored to its former glory. Continue reading Frank Lloyd Wright: Master of light and space

It can only get worse!

In today’s world of digital communications, privacy and tranquillity are at a premium. According to network firm Cisco’s latest analysis of global mobile data traffic, mobile devices will outnumber human beings by the end of 2012. Continue reading It can only get worse!

Denying the right to memory

Why do we need a public record of war crimes? Forgive and forget say those for whom the revelation of secrets might be politically disastrous or whose moral judgement might be called into question. Publish and be damned say others for whom truth-telling and probity are the foundations of democratic accountability. Continue reading Denying the right to memory

Armenia: Between a mountain and a hard place

Tsitsernakaberd is a memorial dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide. It is situated on a hill overlooking Armenia’s capital city, Yerevan. Every year on 24 April, hundreds of thousands of Armenians gather there to remember the victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide. Continue reading Armenia: Between a mountain and a hard place

Madagascar – a primeval Noah’s Ark

Madagascar was hit by a cyclone on 14 February, reminding everyone of the inherent fragility of life on earth. The island is a repository of flora and fauna largely unchanged for millions of years, making it even more susceptible to today’s ecological challenges. Continue reading Madagascar – a primeval Noah’s Ark

Carbon dioxide: Not just a drop in the ocean

In his poem Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, Byron’s hero says, “Roll on, thou deep and dark blue Ocean – roll! Man marks the earth with ruin – his control stops with the shore.” This is no longer true, and much needs to be done to protect our greatest natural resource. Continue reading Carbon dioxide: Not just a drop in the ocean