Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Next volume of autobiography

Following on from the hilarious "Not Me Again", "Arse About Face" etc. comes the latest volume, "Prosetitute". It's a set of seedy stories set in the world of story cd's.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

The view from London: US Election 2008

Big Bridge asked me to collect responses from some London-based writers to the 2008 US presidential election. You can see the result in context by clicking on the link in the title, or together here with reports from other countries or go direct to the texts. It is called Big Bridge for a good reason - http://www.bigbridge.org/.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Remembering Tita Cory and People Power



President Cory Aquino's historic speech before the U.S. Congress, part 1. Part 2. Part 3

I still have my People Power teeshirt from when I was there in 1987/8 during the runup to a referendum on the new constitution. I loved her, I don't know why - everything about the Philippines makes me want to cry. She was quite a gifted orator. I always remember her earlier presidential campaign speech when she said something like, "My opponents say I am not a good candidate. They say I'm just an inexperienced woman. It's true I have no experience. I have no experience of graft! I have no experience of corruption! ..." (Can anyone find that on YouTube?)