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Born Surplus To Requirements


Late in September, some decades ago, a short episode of unremarkable intimacy, marked by manners more than passion  and governed by ritual rather than appetite, ended the day of a man and wife. This infrequent coupling, occasioned by the man’s diffidently expressed appetite and the ladies “strained-against” sense of duty, was … Continue reading

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Isolation and the Social Voyager


The house that was meant to be my home became the space I lived in. Over a short period of time, it seemed to me, I had met people, made friends, been loved and loved others in return, although not … Continue reading

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Gathering Political Unease


I love Blogging, always have, and hopefully will continue to do so, and I talk about a lot of stuff, mostly personally based, and make up stories because that is my pleasure, but very recently as events have unfolded in … Continue reading

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The Sportalist


Geoff Dunkin put down his drink long enough to say, “He should have moved to the right, tucked his left elbow in and then swung the racket through the ball. That would have put a spin on it and he’d … Continue reading

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A Weekend With The Powerful


At University you could get a bit of street- cred by striking attitudes, or looking mystical and muttering quasi-profundities such as “Yellow is the heart of Green” and then looking deep into the other persons eye as if a number … Continue reading

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A Moving Testament


A sense of destiny, of course, is sprinkled liberally amongst the young, but I, middle aged and drifting towards obscurity, know that character will out, and make its disappointments and possible justifications known to those who drift beyond the innocence of … Continue reading

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Gliding Round the Truth to Paradise.


I was talking to Jeff the other evening, the one who’s been best man at two or three of my weddings: we keep arguing about the exact number. The object or subject of conversation, and I don’t know which one … Continue reading

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