Tomas Tranströmer: reading his poems, playing piano

In this video Tomas Tranströmer reads several of his most evocative poems (in Swedish, with subtitles in English) against translucent backdrops of the Swedish countryside that so inspires him.  The video also tells of the 2011 Nobel prize and highlights his piano playing, which echoes through the whole piece.  I was pleasantly surprised to find... Continue Reading →

South African ‘Pedal Power’ Invention Wins International Award: Stores Energy for Household Use

This is one for all of my Swedish friends, especially the cyclists.  I am often asked about South Africa and its future and I always say that the popular view is a misrepresentation: reality is very different.  Here's a great example of just that: the South African invention which has just won an international award... Continue Reading →

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