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“How Come I Always Get the Tail End?”

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I Told You that We were Programmed, too

Lies My Mother Told Me This looks like I’m going for the humour of the situation, but, instead, I’m trying to demonstrate how simple it was for you to buy into a long tradition of your ‘mother’s wise words’. Take … Continue reading

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Our Mountain Ash had to have a Limb Amputated

Last Sunday After A Violent Wind Storm the Previous Night Fortunately, it didn’t bring down the hydro line it was resting on, or it would have been:

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One Mustn’t Mock the Afflicted Even in (a) Play

Bankrupture (1978) A bit ahead of the curve, I chose this title for my play about banking and being bankrupt. Now, the word is fair game for everyone, 43 years later. In the play, I discuss what working in a … Continue reading

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Is It Hot Enough for You, Too?

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Is It Hot Enough for You?

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And Speaking of the Police…

Magpie It’s an odd sort of memory. I was driving through Windsor Great Park on my way back to Ascot, where I lived during the week, from my work at Hook & Slate Fixings Ltd in the Slough Industrial Park, … Continue reading

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A British Term that has Foreigners Scratching their Heads

Don’t Get into a Tiswas “Today Is Saturday: Watch And Smile” This was a children’s television program on ITV between 1974 and 1982. I never saw it. tiswas in British English (ˈtɪzˌwɒz) NOUN a state of anxiety, confusion or excitement Collins English Dictionary The … Continue reading

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Prejudice Comes in Many Forms

Green Book (2018) I have to admit to having a bit of trepidation before watching this film on Netflix last night. For one thing, I knew there would be racial discrimination and even a little bit of violence, but I … Continue reading

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“Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads.”

Deck to the Future (2021)

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