Monday, December 10, 2007
Christmas spirit in Oslo
Oslo is a city that really knows how to decorate and do it up for Christmas. The city twinkles with lights (all of them white) and there are Christmas Carolers everywhere.

A trio of Santas gathered outside our hotel (The Grand) last night, and apparently fueled by aquavit or something, sang Jingle Bells over and over again well into the wee hours.

I am shoehorned in a small room on the backside of the hotel (beyond the wi-fi umbrella!)

My colleagues who scored spacious suites in the front were a little more “bah humbug” about the long performance. Sometimes being in the cheap seats has its advantages.

-- From CNN Anchor/Producer Miles O'Brien
I want to thank CNN for airing the whole of Al Gore's Nobel Peace Prize speech. I thought it was the most magnificent speech I have ever heard - erudite, globally respectful, passionate.

I was very disappointed when John Roberts followed it up with feint praise and included a comment by a nay-sayer as though the comment had as much validity as Gore's. Is CNN pandering to the fossil fuel industry? It seems so.
Prudence and the melody.

Arbours coloured
by a soft September
breeze delay in
the sunshine of a
beautiful morning,
and a loving
profile presents,
in a moment, the
taste of a dream.

Thanks CNN.Thanks America.

Francesco Sinibaldi
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