Monthly Archives: September 2022

Why diets fail……

I say: “I’m going on a diet.” And my stomach laughs

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Georges Simenon, author and sex addict

“Simenon famously claimed to have had sex with 10,000 women, and was equally famously corrected by his estranged second wife, who claimed the real figure was 1200. She had good data. When they lived in the US, Denise and Georges would … Continue reading

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Frank Sinatra’s fight against racism

Sometime in the late 40s, before either man was famous, Frank Sinatra appeared in a theater in New York. After his show he went to Harlem to see the Will Maston Trio led by a young Sammy Davis Jr. Frank … Continue reading

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An Awe-Inspiring Tudor Church: Lavenham, Suffolk

All the people you live among will see the Lord’s work, for what I am doing with you is awe-inspiring. Exodus 34:10 Lavenham church was completed in 1525 immediately before the religious upheavals of the 16th century.1 As a parish … Continue reading

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Two of Putin’s judges nearly share a joke

Two judges meet outside a courtroom. One’s laughing out loud.‘Why are you laughing?’‘I just heard the funniest joke ever!’‘Tell me!’‘I can’t. I just sentenced a man to ten years for telling it.’

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Book Review: Jussi Alder-Olsen ~ Redemption (2013) (Translator Martin Aitken)

Redemption is the third in the series of Department Q novels which centre on Danish detective Carl Morck and his assistant Assad. So far so trivial. But! This is a scandi-noir novel of the highest quality. It’s brilliantly written with … Continue reading

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