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    Sunday, 03 June 2018

    Different ways of speech communication is one of my earliest memories. The fact that, at home, my mother and grandmother speak one way, and friends, neighbours and people in the street another. Then there's the way my mother speaks to my grandmother ...
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    Sunday, 27 May 2018

    I feel tears pooling my eyes before he even utters his final lines:   Ditemi voi signori se i quattrini di Buoso potevan finire meglio di così. Per questa bizzarria m'han cacciato all'inferno, e così sia. Ma con licenza del grande padre Dante, S...
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    Sunday, 25 February 2018

    My train home wasn't due for another half hour and I strolled up the platform, looking for something to snack on. There wasn't anything particularly appetising left at that time of the afternoon at the small town station, and I was suddenly tempted b...
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    Sunday, 18 February 2018

    Miserere mei, Deus: secundum magnam misericordiam tuam. Et secundum multitudinem miserationum tuarum, dele iniquitatem meam. Amplius lava me ab iniquitate mea: et a peccato meo munda me.   The voices gently rise to the stone vaults and fill the 1...
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    Sunday, 21 January 2018

    The Scene: A bar. The Players: Novelists, children's writers, academics, translators, journalists, biographers, and other assorted literary intellectuals. * "Hi! Nice to see you! Which way did you come?" "Oh, it was bloody awful.  I drove down th...

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Stephen Evans Peace
06 July 2018
What find so remarkable about the experience is that it occurred on my porch - I didn't have to hike...
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The late and much lamented Alan Rickman had this to say, and it does at least sketch an idea of the ...
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"They return my gaze with timeless eye." -- If they had fancy uniforms they were the Carabinieri.
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