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Andy

Andy was a type one diabetic He lived with that condition for years So many years, he became blasé about it Insulin injections commonplace. A big man, by any standards, And a personality to match He communicated easily With all … Continue reading

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A caring grandson

Grandson: Gran-ma I think you should do more walking. Grand-ma (sceptically): Really? Grandson: Yes. You could take the tortoise for a walk. It would do you good. Mike W.

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Book Review: Martin Cruz Smith ~ The Arkady Renko novels

The British Detective Inspector genre has reached new levels of sophistication in its numerous iterations. There is a pretty standard characterisation used by most authors and so thrillers depend almost entirely on ever more ingenious plots. However, no matter how … Continue reading

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The George Inn (Robertsbridge) – Kent

Andy and Marilyn, our two good friends Came with us into the Garden of England Through the prettiest scenic country With their roads ever lazy bends. This fine old Regency Inn With accommodation, fit for a King A friendly bar, … Continue reading

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G E Moore on Wittgenstein

When Wittgenstein submitted the Tractatus as his doctoral dissertation, G. E. Moore is reputed to have sent in an examiner’s report including the words, “It is my personal opinion that Mr. Wittgenstein’s thesis is a work of genius; but, be … Continue reading

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A Brexit joke

Brexit is as though the UK got drunk and accidentally unfriended Europe on Facebook. Chris

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Begging and Beggars: London Borough of Havering, August 2018

Just the other day*, my wife and I went to Sainsbury’s in Hornchurch High Street. We passed three beggars sitting near the entrance – none actually saying anything, each looking pathetic. I suppose the older woman seemed more needful, but … Continue reading

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