British actor Alan Rickman‘s characters were powerful and piercingly intense, but it was the vivid command of his voice quality that always singularly struck me. He was every character he ever played. On my list of things to do is to watch everything I can find in which he played a role. I am saddened that his gift is no… Continue reading
What’s in a name? Well, my name, Tim Tyson, is more common than I would have thought, especially since I rarely meet anyone named “Tim.” But there are several Tim Tysons, and recently I learned of another. In the digital era, things swirling around name can easily get confused1.
Perhaps the most well known is an American writer and historian,… Continue reading
We are having some inside touchup work done before selling the house to return to Atlanta for a few years. (Do you like how I snuck that in there?) Through the years, our painter of choice has been David, an amiable fellow with a delightful British accent. He’s from the UK, London, I think. I suspect he’s about my age.… Continue reading
I stubbled onto this interesting collection of photos by Kim Leuenberger. Her Traveling Cars Adventures series is a collection of old miniature cars staged and photographed by the young Swiss photographer. If you like her images below, you can find more at the French source post. (Source: fubiz) You can also check out her work at her smugmug pro account,… Continue reading
This is one of the major reasons I believe we have massive surveillance by government in democracies around the world.
This is one reason the government wants higher education to be prohibitively expensive and public school children not to be critical thinkers.
Russell Brand is a bit of a loose canon. He’s funny. He’s smart. He’s quick. He’s got that… Continue reading
Yay!! Santorini was spectacular, but the internet connection, my life blood, was a horror, not even working at all most of the time. Now I’m in a lovely hotel in Athens, The Electra Palace in the Plaka (the old city), with a stunning view of the Acropolis, and high speed Internet that actually works reliably!! I suspect the internet on… Continue reading
Well, it was on this day that I got sick, and I mean I got the plague! The chest cold quickly migrated into a head cold as well, all with the worst level of congestion I recall ever having! Not fun at all! I spent the day in bed, sick.
So, a few details about the London hotel, the Radisson… Continue reading
Today we walked all over London proper, camera in hand. Proper photos will follow, but for now, here are some pictures I shot with my iPhone at the end of the day just before the show, Top Hat.
An amusing aside: at least 50 ladies showed up all dressed in their red hats. They were all members of the Red… Continue reading
After napping and getting my new glasses, we had dinner with friends who live just outside of London, the Davies. We met them at Leicester Square near the tube station. With the zillions of New Year’s Eve revelers, finding them was a bit of a challenge. We had been standing all but directly across he street for 15 minutes looking… Continue reading