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    Wednesday, 19 December 2018

                                        It's getting on for five years since most of us said our hasty farewells on the sudden closure of Red Ro...
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    Monday, 01 October 2018

    Image courtesy of 123rf (modified)     Diamonds dazzle Lord Nelson’s hat, that vintage oak wind-sculpted on the hill. Light-pierced from a bold, all-seeing sun, it nobly ponders summer's embers. Bronzed acorns slip their leather cup...
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    Tuesday, 04 September 2018

          When I go into the garden with a spade, and dig a bed, I feel such an exhilaration and health that I discover that I have been defrauding myself all this time in letting others do for me what I should have done with my own hands. Ralph Wal...
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    Tuesday, 08 May 2018

    The second of two passages from Next Year In Jerusalem   Frustratingly, my eagerness for adventure was no measure of my ability to keep pace with the high spirits of the rest. Dr. Jennings had forbidden me to dance. At Christmas, I danced solo in t...
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    Thursday, 29 March 2018

              Inside Out Modern translations of St Paul said 'puzzling reflections' in describing perception, with a taunting, haunting interplay of light and shadow, never the same for two minutes together, which m...

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Ken Hartke Telephone Nostalgia
17 January 2019
I have never liked using the telephone. Too often it brought bad news and holds some of my most pain...
Rosy Cole A New Life
17 January 2019
How to gain a whole new perspective on the life lived. That journey in itself would be full of surpr...
Rosy Cole Telephone Nostalgia
17 January 2019
'Nostalgia' is, perhaps, the operative word here. Time has stolen those days. I do wonder whether th...
Stephen Evans Telephone Nostalgia
16 January 2019
I actually dread phone conversations - they seem to me the worst of both worlds. You don't have time...
Katherine Gregor New Year Resolutions?
08 January 2019
Oh, my goodness, yes. Absolutely. May the New Year bring you as much "You time" as you need, Rosy!

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