Reet Jurvetson – Jane Doe 59 Possible Manson Victim

Reading about Los Angeles Police discovering the identity of Jane Doe 59 (Reet Jurvetson, born 1950, Montreal Canada) reminded me of this this intriguing article by Peter Watts of The Great Wen blog. The 19 year old Reet Jurvetson was viciously stabbed to death and her body dumped close to Spahn Ranch were Charles Manson…

5 Common Web Mistakes Made by Moray Business Owners

 01. I didn’t have thousands of pounds to spend, so I did it all myself. First off, a basic 5-page website could cost you as little as £350. Depending on the size of your product catalogue a reasonable web designer could even add a Paypal shopping cart to the site for £150 or so. Whilst…

The Cult of Tradition: Let’s Make The Past Great Again! ™

Before you went to the bar, Mr Farage, we were talking about why people like you and me were jumping into our little spaceships and hurtling back through time. I was talking about time just being another modern consumable and argued that providing there were enough independent time traders like your good self around, going…

Listen to the Colour of Your Dreams: the Death of George Martin

Fifth but by no means least … what a suitable ending In some ways it seems entirely fitting that the death of Beatles producer, George Martin wasn’t accompanied by a burst of dramatic orchestration, a piccolo trumpet solo or a tumultuous crescendo of instruments followed by a dramatic final chord played on three different pianos….

Photos of Cairn Gorm & Aviemore Ski Centre

Last week I made the trek up Cairn Gorm and the Aviemore Ski Centre. Given the fresh fall of snow and the fact my trip coincided with the half-term holiday (or extended weekend break in the Highlands) I found it bursting at the seams with all manner of sledgers, snowballers, skiers, ramblers and half-pipers. In…

Death of Umberto Eco: Never Leaving, Always Arriving

He provided signposts in a world of infinite junctions, a road map in a world of infinite signs. Discovering Umberto Eco at University was a bit like discovering sex. During the long bleak months of winter 1990 I’d read his novel, The Name of The Rose back to back with Travels in Hyperreality — a witty…

Black Goddess Rising: Beyonce Gets Political at the Super Bowl

Here’s another side to the Super Bowl half-time anarchy-show put on by Beyonce and her beret-wearing, fist-waving, pin-up Panther chorus-line. Two members of the New Black Panther Party, Brandon Baldwin and Olajuwon Davis were each awarded seven year sentences last year for their part in a plot to bomb Police. The attack itself was planned…