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Please don’t Like me

Posted on a busy forum It’s lovely to be liked, and I should really learn to do as the Romans do, but I just can’t like things I like. I’m making a full confession now because I think it’s something … Continue reading

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A foreign country

1991-1995 we lived on Sussex Street in Jersey City, our last address before moving to England. It was a 2 bed shotgun apartment in Paulus Hook, a neighbourhood clinging to the eastern edge of New Jersey. (Definition of a shotgun: … Continue reading

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The joy of captioning

Way to be a downer I’ve been carrying one camera or another for a long time. (You can say that again.) At some point it occurred to me that a picture is worth as many words as it takes to … Continue reading

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Here’s the spoon

These strange times have short-circuited our normal expectations. Circumspect neighbours dance with enough distance between each other to satisfy a vicar chaperoning a school dance. The world watches a leader throw a strop with a(n admittedly often deplorable) press and … Continue reading

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