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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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Tedious Rubbish

I don’t care to watch weddings More especially, Royal weddings I couldn’t care less, about her dress Who made or what’s on her head. Gushing commentators, fawning Pageantry, of the rich, leaves me sick Dreary precious precocious drivel Inflicted on … Continue reading

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Seconds pass in, seemingly pointless, monotony One inexperience, to be followed, by the next Unknowable, inexplicable in its complexity Beyond challenge, reason or justification. There is no appeal to time There are no words that pleading will affect The progress, … Continue reading

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