The Ayatollah has now come out as the puppet of Ahmadinejad. It is a smart move, but a risky one. It is interesting that he asks how you can fake an 11 million vote victory. He has friends who know! The fate of the Iranian people is now in their hands. I'm not sure, if I were Mousavi, that I would accept the invitation to attend the Guardian Council tomorrow. If he's toast before Sunday, I'll be saying "I told you so...".
I write - my first novel, "the Trouble with Wagner" is unpublished. I also write a regular article for "Forward Plus", a churchy newspaper with a circulation of well over 3. I have written some poetry.
I am a dedicated student of languages, especially French. I love classical music. I am a keen oenophile and gastronome and relax most easily at table with friends. I prefer to drink Burgundy, and have a particular love of the (unoaked) wines of Chablis and the wines of the Côte de Beaune and the Hautes Côtes de Beaune. Not sure that I would kick the Côtes de Nuit wines out of bed, either. Not to mention the Côte Chalonnaise.