Invincible summer |||

Relaxin’ at Minnowbrook

Minnowbrook then
Minnowbrook then

In the mountains, there you feel free

And so we do, at the Minnowbrook Conference Centre beside Blue Mountain Lake in the heart of the Adirondacks. The park was colonised a century ago by rich New Yorkers escaping the torrid Manhattan summer. The lake is clear, cool and hospitable to canoes, kayaks and swimmers. There are bears in the woods.

This is the revival by Roy Sykes and Garth Foster of the APL Implementors’ conferences that were held here until 9 years ago. We swim, canoe, eat and talk tech.

Global warming Meanwhile, my sister Joanne has returned to England from her mountaineering course in Switzerland, where other members of her course, while climbing Mt Blanc, found a jacuzzi at the top.

Up next A suitable case for an Asbo? Thanks to Susan Ormrod A reader writes… We have a huge council house at the end of our street. A grumpy old woman with a pack of fierce dogs runs Surfing into New York
Latest posts The return of the king Clarity, rigour and Rory Stewart The World’s End Book Club Remembering Bel Macdonald Barts hearts and faces Summer on wheels All that jazz: The librarian’s song Sandals on their way home A short history of the Australian Flat White Cycling glove, slightly foxed Untoward occurrence at embassy poetry reading To Go to Lvov The founding of Iverson College The pot-boy’s story Prisoners of our own device How green is my valley The ghost in the shell Finding primes with q Policing protests in Glasgow Why don’t we do it in the road? The democracy of narcissism The rest is silence Bergh Apton revisited What makes a language flourish? A duty of care Crispbread economics Learning vector programming The Underground The Post Office scandal A plea for simplicity BoJo the clown