Alan Rusbridger of the Guardian

Alan Rusbridger
Alan Rusbridger
Alan Rusbridger stepped down as editor-in-chief of the Guardian yesterday. A great editor of a great newspaper.

I won’t comment on his and the Guardian’s involvement with Wikileaks and Edward Snowden because I am not interested in politics.

What I do appreciate is good writing and good journalism, which is not only about politics but about life itself: culture, society and trends of the day. The Guardian has provided both in spades — good writing and good journalism.Continue Reading

The Irish of Asia

They are the Irish of Asia. The Rohingyas and the Bangladeshis leaving their homes remind me of the Irish, and to a less extent the Scots, who emigrated to England and the English-speaking colonies to escape poverty.

The Irish and the Scots, who also settled in Northern Ireland, rebuilt their lives in their new homes.

A question mark hangs over the Rohingyas and the Bangladeshis.

Nobody wants the wanna-be emigrants.

Bangladesh, Burma and the region
Bangladesh, Burma and the region

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Homage to the master, William Zinsser

Period. Over. Life has come to a full stop for America’s famous writing coach William Zinsser. He died at his home in Manhattan on May 12 at the age of 92.

William Zinsser: On Writing Well
William Zinsser: On Writing Well

He was in his early 80s when he came out with the revised and expanded 30th anniversary edition of his bestseller, On Writing Well: A Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction, in 2006.Continue Reading