Monthly Archives: November 2017

Dreaming California

Jet lag and the emotions of leaving G behind to return to my cold home country mean it might be an unwise notion to try to blog about how I feel in this precise moment. Instead here is a piece … Continue reading

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All Up In The Air

Tuesday 28th November: 19.00 West Coast Time My last opportunity to watch the sun go down over San Francisco was thwarted by boarding just as the sky began showing that pinkish tinge I’ve quickly come to recognise as the approach … Continue reading

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From The Redwood Forest…

We avoided the ugly excesses of Black Friday yesterday and indulged in Back To Nature Saturday today by heading for Big Sur. And it is quite big, in case you wondered. Very tricky to find the spot where Kerouac took … Continue reading

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The World Is Too Old For Us To Talk About It With Our New Words

Deep blue skies that even Dali would marvel at. Azure ocean water breaking against rocks as old as time itself. The surf roaring in like a proud lion before shushing itself back out again so the next roar somehow sounds … Continue reading

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The Universe Is An Angel

Temperatures in the high seventies in the last week of November? Toto we ain’t in Kansas any more. In fact, Toto, if I’m perfectly honest, we’ve never been in Kansas and you’re not even my dog. Go home boy, go … Continue reading

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Exercising My Right Not To Wear Some Flowers In My Hair

There’s nothing quite like having to go to an American medical clinic to make an Englishman appreciate the NHS. The staff were excellent and the doctor very calming and knowledgeable but the handing over of large sums of cash for … Continue reading

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On Being A Moron

At any time back home a chest flare-up is frightening and weakens my spirit. Thousands of miles from home it is even more frightening and my spirit is taking a serious beating. I saw my chest specialist the day before … Continue reading

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