tirsdag den 6. oktober 2015

I visited Ernst this weekend. He shakes a bit, has difficulty with balance. An old home is calling. At 89, no surprise! He can't manage the steps. This charming lad met the SPGB after he fled his home of Vienna to London, a Jew, around the time of the Anschluss.

I got a huge, heavy suitcase of books and SPGB material this weekend. He would rather have it go to an SPGB'er than a bin or 2nd hand bookshop.

One book was Barltrop's "classic": the Monument.

I ate dinner with him. He told me stories about e.g. Turner and Hardy, two remarkable speakers for the Socialist Party.

søndag den 6. april 2014

Look in the past posts

One feature of my neigh defunct blog is the bit of work I did publishing old SPGB material. Check the blog archive for interesting material on socialism from my party's viewpoint.

onsdag den 20. april 2011

Sarah Jane

Oh this is so unfair. First the Brig, now Sarah Jane. It is terribly sad news for Doctor Who fans.

I first saw the show as a child. Tom and Liz were a part of my Saturdays.

Goodbye Sarah Jane, my favourite companion.

Elisabeth Sladen, 1946-2011.

onsdag den 23. februar 2011

Doctor Who: The Brigadier Remembers

Nicholas Courtney - "the Brigadier", who passed away yesterday.

fredag den 22. oktober 2010

lørdag den 25. september 2010

Bent Larsen (1935-2010)

The Great Dane of chess died after a short illness at the start of September. His importance for popularising chess in Denmark cannot be exaggerated.

Slack Bastard

No, not Anarchist Andy in Aus', but yours truly.

Blogging isn't the fun it used to be. The paucity of posts here for 2010 should reveal that! Mind you, I have spent most of my summer working on and playing chess.

The chess was great, the highlight being the Copenhagen Chess Festival, where there were more GMs than you could wave an inflatable pawn at. I had a few drinks and chats in the Hotel bar with legendary Lajos Portisch; he was in the world elite for donkeys years and is very kind towards the average chess fan. Peter Svidler, one of the present top 10, stopped by for an exhibition match against Denmark's nr. 1 Peter Heine Nielsen. It was really inspirational to see all these great players in action.