OK guys & gals, so here's another weekly, but doubtless occasional, new series — links to interesting sites I've come across during the week but which haven't made it into a full posting.
An article by my friend Potter-san on the Soul of Okinawan Music. The music of Okinawa (the southern-most tropical islands of Japan) is a fun eclectic mix of their native music and just about anything they can import. Try it! I was surprised how much of it I liked.
Also advance information on the London Okinawa Day 2011 on Saturday 25 June. I've never managed to get to this annual event but it sounds like it should be a fun day. Anyone want to get together a party of us?
On a totally different subject, a thought-provoking item Should Young Teens be Prescribed Hormonal Contraception? by Prof. Kate Clancy. All the more powerful because Clancy is American and her stance is totally contrary to the prevailing American ethic of total teenage abstinence.
If you are interested in your family history and have forebears who worked on the railway you might be interested in the Railway Ancestors FHS.
In view of the week's biggest event (at least here in the UK) history buffs may be interested in Medieval Weddings.
One of the most misunderstood areas of the law as it affects anyone involved in literary or artistic ventures is copyright. Fortunately the British Library describe the duration of UK copyright in one easy flowchart. But I suspect I shall have to continue to explain intellectual property law even to our literary society trustees. :-(
And finally, here's a super eco-idea: use cardboard packaging impregnated with seeds to rejuvenate the environment. No sorry you can't have the idea, it's already been done by Life Box.