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In which we wax poetic, make glittering generalities, judge and are judged, and all that jazz.

Name:Alison B

Alison was born and raised in the seaside city of Port Elizabeth in South Africa. Showing her leadership qualities even in her youth, she was Head Girl of Collegiate High School for Girls in 1985. Alison grew up in Basildon and left school at sixteen largely unqualified. She spent time as a shop worker before embarking on a piano tuning course which she had to abort in the second year as the single, Only You, became a worldwide hit. Alison achieved an international reputation as a banjo player by pushing the instrument out of its familiar Appalachian settings and into new musical territory. Alison became the 1993 recipient of the Dorothea Lange Award in documentary photography for her photographs of child labor in Asia. Since then, she has lived with exiled Tibetans in Nepal and India for over a decade, recording their culture and the challenges which exile has brought.

Friday, March 17, 2006

I didn't mean to wear green

It's a "holiday." Actually, it's feast day for a saint, and there is one of those nearly everyday, which I guess makes it not terribly special, and therefore not a true holiday. However, St. Patrick is so beloved by all that even the non-believers feel a surge of saintly respectfulness. Thus numerous green-clad youngsters are clodding about town, engaging in such games as front-lawn-beanbag-toss wherein the reward for winning or losing is booze, all while wearing 4-inch heels and a tube dress. And at 9 am.
I wore a green shirt by pure coincidence today, and if I could, I would have worn pink.


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