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A New List

Being a man, I am an inveterate producer of lists. Here is what I constructed on my walk this morning in drizzly rain.   Things I am interested in: This list seems to get shorter as the years pass. Things … Continue reading

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The Terrible Two Go For a Space Walk

The existence of outer space presumes the existence of inner space, which is infinitely more complex. Outer space is that part of the universe we can foul up with rockets, satellites, and dropped spanners. It is our celestial scrapyard, and … Continue reading

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The Awfulness at Tunnel End

Electricity is a wondrous thing. Every night I connect the battery of my scooter to the holes in the wall, and, hey presto, the next day it moves silently ahead . . . or, indeed, backwards, if I want . … Continue reading

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Don’t Throw the Towel in Just Yet!

I am going to state it. No frills, no metaphors, no use of the semi-colon. On Thursday, and again today, I went for a walk, to the woods, on my legs! Last night we had the first snow of the … Continue reading

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The Two Have a Sudden Adventure

The day was crisp, like an apple. It was one of those October days that starts in a chilly grey, flat light, but then breaks up into a changing world of broken cloud and bits of blue sky. Not just … Continue reading

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The Sweetness of High Summer

I have written earlier, that this time of year is a time of stillness, a time of waiting for the great turning of the year. Few birds sing; little changes very much. Even if I didn’t have painful sciatica, this … Continue reading

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Beware of Exercise

I was fit in my thirties, fitter than I had ever been, and certainly fitter than I am now. Physically, I was at my peak. A strange thing happened when I was about thirty. I became interested in running. Not … Continue reading

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