Monthly Archives: January 2013

Unintended Consequences

Contraception is a wonderful thing. First of all it annoys the Pope which is never bad. But more importantly it has liberated sex from the shadow of unwanted children. This means happier,more frequent  and better sex lives all round. Control over birth rates, and for women the … Continue reading

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First Impressions

Jane Austen had originally thought that Pride Prejudice,enjoying its bicentenary this week, should have  been called First Impressions. After all the moral of the tale is how wrong they can be. On Saturday, the Guardian Review celebrated with some ,very much, second or third impressions of the main … Continue reading

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Fight the Flab

Fat and getting fatter, obese and getting more obese. Soon like Strasbourg geese we will no longer be able to walk. Our knees will give way and we will  just crawl pathetically and wait for the final cut which will turn us in … Continue reading

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Six Yellow Roses

At the end of our road is a small park overlooking the River. With its cafe,playgrounds and tennis courts its very popular. For the last three years we have had street parties under its mature trees. Its where I have taken to doing my … Continue reading

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Woops,All Gone

The news that the  great actor,raconteur and film  director Sir Peter Ustinov left “10s millions” in his estate  came as no surprise . But what made all Dickens fans sit up and cheer was the fact that after four wives , four children and ten years of squabbling,over … Continue reading

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Geezer Flicks

While chick flicks and dick flicks have been well established in my lexicon ,the idea of geezer flicks,at least to me, is new. But they sure do exist. In recent months we have four which have gone on general release. … Continue reading

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Travelers Tales 8

Long after  you forget the mountain peak,the  deep valley ,the immaculate dawn or the soft sunset,you remember the bus ride. The last two hours of  the fourteen hour ride from Kathmandu to Deralli , the pass ,an hour from the school, in the dark was … Continue reading

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