1. Parkman Street Flowers

    brian on 2005.06.13
    at 07:30 pm

    One of the nicest thing about living in Brookline has been the great pride our neighborhood took in its landscaping. I missed an early opportunity to photograph some beautiful flowers early this spring, when we had spring for a few days, all the flowers bloomed, then we dove back into cold and then rain for two months.

    Today, I’ve captured some of the newest blooms on the street. I am unfortunately beyond useless when it comes to knowing the name of flowers. If you check out the page and know the names of the flowers you see, please leave a comment here and I’ll gladly put the proper names up. Please reference the flower by its file name, and if there are multiple pics of the same flower, do note that as well.

    We’ll miss our street when we move to Medford later this summer, but change is life’s only constant.

    [PS – don’t read too much into the fact that my last post was about a war and this one’s about flowers. Just a coincidence.]

    Posted in: Photography

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  2. Downing Street Memo

    brian on 2005.06.13
    at 05:14 pm

    Getting very little news coverage in the United States is this document called the Downing Street Memo. The DSM is a secret British government document detailing information gleaned from the United States during meetings prior to the Iraq War.

    The highlights include…

    The minutes detail how our government did not believe Iraq was a greater threat than other nations; how intelligence was “fixed” to sell the case for war to the American public; and how the Bush Administration’s public assurances of “war as a last resort” were at odds with their privately stated intentions.

    When asked, British officials “did not dispute the document’s authenticity.” and a senior American official has described it as “absolutely accurate.” Yet the Bush administration continues to simultaneously sidestep the issue while attempting to cast doubt on the memo’s authenticity.

    Go check it out.

    Posted in: Politics

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