November Archive


The Hobbit: a much anticipated premiere

30 November 2012
Tremendous excitement in the New Zealand capital this week: the first of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit films had its premiere in Wellington, with a plane-load of the cast and other visitors in attendance.

Making a meal of Thanksgiving

23 November 2012
I am writing this as America turns off the lights on Thanksgiving Day.

Reading for the politically disenfranchised

16 November 2012
About a book review written by Charles J. Chaput, Archbishop of Philadelphia, before the recent US elections.

On sacred cows

13 November 2012
three controversies

Forward? No, back!

09 November 2012
I had a bad attack of retrophilia this week as the US election results came in

The race which stops the nation

06 November 2012
We back Mitt Romney

The youth vote

02 November 2012
Last weekend I was chatting with a young relative who has just turned 16 and asked him whether he felt ready to vote.

 
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