Monthly Archives: October 2010

Cultural Change and Continuum Across the Schism of the Special Period

This presentation represents the preliminary research conducted for my PhD examining identity construction in contemporary Cuban music making. Of primary interest to me at this stage is the issue of the so-called ‘Special Period’ of the 1990s, and how contemporary … Continue reading

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My Former Life as a Runner Part 1: Kosminsky and the ‘Fruity’ Tea

I was never going to be the next Steve Cram, it’s not that sort of runner. I’m talking about the type that are ‘allowed’ to make tea, fetch lunch and be general dogs bodies (all on minimum wage) for the … Continue reading

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A Question I Want Answering in My Lifetime

My interest in a long-standing personal fascination has been once again piqued by the recent news of the discovery of (another) so called ‘goldilocks’ planet some twenty light years from Earth[1]. The ramifications of such a discovery, for me, span … Continue reading

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