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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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People In Motion

People travel for many reasons. Chickens cross the road to find out why people keep making jokes about them. Sir Edmund Hillary went to the Himalayas because they were there. Dora the explorer’s reasons seem self-explanatory. Over the last couple … Continue reading

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So I Turn Myself To Face Me

The Diana anniversary stuff interests me in an entirely personal as well as a wider cultural sense as it reminds me that twenty years ago I was in the cusp of a huge emotional and mental breakdown which was to … Continue reading

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Red In Tooth And Claw

Are human beings inherently violent? Is there something tucked away in our survival of the fittest land-grab mentality that loathes talk and compromise and longs to spout bile and cause harm to others in the name of our cause? I … Continue reading

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The World Is My Oyster Card

Looks like it’s a year tomorrow since my American adventure began. In some cases people follow up that sort of statement with “Hasn’t the time flown?” or similar inanities but the past year has been delightfully bounteous when it comes … Continue reading

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Oh Boy It’s Swell To Say…

Lots of sleepings have happened. Not enough to make my body like me but lots. And there has been some walking about, some saying of the words “Fuck me the wind is cold!” and some drinking coffee and talking of … Continue reading

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Travelogue Part 12: Leavin’ On A Jet Plane

You’ve worked out by now that the posts marked ‘travelogue’ are me recounting some of my adventures here in Americaland while those with ‘vacation scribblings’ are more obtuse, thinky pieces made out of connotation more than denotation. Or if you … Continue reading

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