Monthly Archives: November 2014

A New Thanksgiving


It being Thanksgiving day, and my having little else to do, it was my custom to go round to the old people’s home and give them some home made rock cakes, with the emphasis on the word “Rock” owing to … Continue reading

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Love On A Train


I am the man you pass in corridors, or walk by on the street: an unassuming example of conformity, avoiding challenge if he can, and letting duty be his guide, rather than expression. A man who knows his wife, as much … Continue reading

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A Matter Of Appearances


I thought of a man who had the following dream. He went into a shop because he needed a suit for a wedding. The tailor listened to him carefully, nodding and taking notes before vanishing into the back of the … Continue reading

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Hell For The Weekend


I went to Hell for the weekend. Not a break exactly, more a sort of accident, a collusion of circumstances and I found out something interesting. Hell comes in many shapes and forms,  discovering and magnifying your fears, whatever they may … Continue reading

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The G20 And The Voice Of Wisdom


As world leaders meet once again  to talk about the problems besetting the planet, including our environment, economies and political stability, the newspaper columns are full of Putin and the Ukraine border crisis. His manner is contained, unapologetic and stubborn, blaming any difficulty … Continue reading

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A Glorious Man In Passing But Impossible to Live With


I remember those heady days when we first entered college, dropped our bags and said goodbye to our parents, after conversations filled with awkward love and soon-forgotton advice. I remember meeting my new roommates, and sharing stories and then drinks and nodding a … Continue reading

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The Non-Committal Murder


He loved her in his non-committal way, always said so in the morning, as he moved briskly through the door towards the gate, then half way up the path he would say, “See you later”  and wave his hand to add … Continue reading

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