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Returning to the C21st. Sort of. 

Greetings from the long lost Tamara, who now has something resembling a distant cousin of the Internet in her living room, thanks to BT and their 1-meg-on-a-good-day-with-a-following-wind connection. I have given up and given in and no doubt the Wyevale … Continue reading

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Requiem

Someone died today We hadn’t seen each other for many years We hadn’t spoken for many years  We were really bad for each other We brought out the worst in each other We were not safe together But I loved … Continue reading

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Life with a Broken Nose

Maybe don’t read this whilst eating… It’s a constant wonder to me that people hear, “Sorry, I’m ill again” and follow this with a request for me to do something. Now that my illnesses have not only been vindicated by … Continue reading

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Twitching

It seems the countryside is out to kill me but whether I die laughing or screaming remains to be seen. On the one hand we have the starlings fighting each other on the bird table, repeatedly falling off and  flapping … Continue reading

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Enlightenment Postponed.

The tragedy of these transitory insignificant conflicts born of ignorance is that one night can be the loss of something wonderful that’s survived hundreds or thousands of years. Timbuktu is the repository of written heritage not just for Mali but … Continue reading

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Remembering

Yes, I remember them. I think of the hopes, dreams, loves, ambitions and talents all unfulfilled; the lost architects and doctors and poets; the lost husbands and wives and children; the lost laughter, all scattered across foreign fields; so many … Continue reading

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Reframing; valuable survival skill

I started to write this on 17th Jan so it now comes in two parts: PART ONE So, last Thursday my dog and I were hit by a car. I am bruised and stiff but he is seriously hurt. He … Continue reading

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