In June 2017, Tom decided to hike the West Highland Way. The result, other than copious blisters and a bad back, is this series of articles. The… Read more “Dispatch from the Highlands: Part Three”
Despite this being Scotland, the weather had been sunny and warm on day one of the hike, and it had stayed warm and dry overnight. As a consequence, I was the happiest I have ever been in a tent. I had woken up dry, I had actually slept, my back didn’t hurt, and the first day of the hike had been a complete success. It is only natural then that things would become more and more difficult from here on.
I didn’t quite know why I wanted to spend any of my time hiking, I just know that when A Walk in the Woods ended, I knew that I was going walking. The West Highland Way can be walked in seven days, and an old flatmate Dean and I decided that this was something we could easily accomplish. We were fools.
It was just after six in the evening on Saturday 26 May when it was formally announced that the Republic of Ireland had voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment, an amendment that stated abortion was illegal in almost all cases.
The whole book is like a porn film that cuts off right before the orgasm, it builds and builds and builds but with no payoff.
It may be that the already historic pictures of the two Korean leaders shaking hands on either side of the border prove to be hollow, to have no real value. But we must will them to have significance. We must will the two men, and the US and China, to resolve the Korean situation for the benefit of all humanity.
The Republican presidential candidate in 2012, Mitt Romney, will have to participate in a primary contest to be the party’s candidate for the outgoing Orrin Hatch’s Utah… Read more “Mitt Romney must face a primary – but he will still go to Washington”