Category Archives: History

No Adjective Thursday

Seven o’clock this morning consciousness sidled up to me and whispered something in my ear. Nothing profound, nothing saucy, just one word. More of a sound, really. “Ow!” it said, for yesterday had been a physio day and consciousness didn’t … Continue reading

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On Knowing When And Not When

Had to make a judgement call about what my body can and can’t handle this morning and, sadly, decided it’s not capable of achieving what I’d have liked to achieve today. My plan was to have been in Dorchester for … Continue reading

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The Life Grammatic*

Something glaringly obvious about me has demanded I recognise it properly again – the process of writing is extraordinarily important to me when it comes to understanding who I am and what sort of relationship I have with my world.  … Continue reading

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And Heaven In A Wild Flower

I’ve had myself a nice weekend, how was yours? This is rhetorical but you could tell me if you like. Unless something really traumatic and awful happened, in which case don’t write a comment and let the whole world know, … Continue reading

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The Italian Job

I just drank a sixth of April; dare me to drive? Well I won’t drive, ladies and gentlemen, because I’m sitting on a sofa which doesn’t have an engine so I can’t. Quanto costa una lettera per via aerea per … Continue reading

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Encouragement, Exertion, Exhaustion

Another week of small encouragements on the health front and of seeing friends. It’s all left me very tired so Saturday has been a blur of bed and waking to go to the lavatory and then more sleep. Yet there … Continue reading

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Seminal

Oh me and oh my. And oh my my. And so on. And so forth. As it were. Etcetera. Sorry, little bit joyful in the brain and soul as I got to a seminar today as a follow up to … Continue reading

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