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    Sunday, 06 January 2019

    I'm Ivan Musto and today was a strange first for me as I celebrated a near-solitary birthday, my 90th - a milestone, I guess. Let me explain the surrounding circumstances which culminated in an unexpected result. The day started normally enough in m...
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    Sunday, 06 January 2019

    Dublin, Ireland Early morning, Thursday 4th February 1960   We’re alone together. Mother and I are sitting at the kitchen window. It’s chilly yet sunny No clouds Ever-stretching blueness in the sky. A big brightness bathes my world. My mothe...
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    Wednesday, 19 December 2018

    You know that feeling, you open a book – yes, I’m sounding old-fashioned already having not yet truly joined the burgeoning kindle brigade – but on reading that first page I was hooked. Well and truly hooked. As I continued to read I felt the smoothn...
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    Sunday, 02 December 2018

    A note from my diary, Sunday 25th November 2018: Yesterday, my wife and I joined four dear old friends in a south London watering hole called The Bolingbroke. We had a marvellous evening together and the name of the venue served as a hook to memory ...
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    Sunday, 04 November 2018

    An extract from my diary of 12th October 2018: Today, a white butterfly caught my eye as it flew briefly through the tiny garden of our ground-floor flat and as the wee airborne insect fluttered about, I was reminded of an event of many years ago. ...

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Katherine Gregor A Few Thoughts About Lent
13 March 2019
Now I didn't know that! Thank you!
Stephen Evans A Few Thoughts About Lent
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The word itself as I understand it comes from the Middle English term for Spring - which fits right ...
Katherine Gregor The Hour of the Book
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Well, that's Europe for you (while it lasts for the UK!) – everything small and close together. Mor...
Katherine Gregor The Hour of the Book
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You're very kind, Rosy. Thank you.
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