Tag Archives: oddity

Harm, Hurt, Pain, and Grief

I began listening yesterday to a podcast of Chris Snowdon in conversation with James Delingpole. Near the beginning, Snowdon’s new book, Killjoys, got plugged: Eating sugary food, drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes are legal activities. But politicians still use the law … Continue reading

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Surprise Joni Mitchell

I came across this yesterday. Nothing to do with QAnon. Not an artist I ever listened to much. I didn’t know she smoked. I was surprised. The video has a 2013 date on YouTube. But was it shot quite a … Continue reading

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The Old Ferrie

While Emily has been on holiday in England, I’ve been on holiday too. I’ve not been thinking about smoking bans. I’ve not been thinking about global warming either. I’ve not been thinking about anything much at all. So yesterday we … Continue reading

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A Trip to Goodrich Castle

Today Emily and me plan to visit Goodrich castle: It was built after the Norman conquest of Britain in 1066, and remained in use until about 1640 when it was besieged during the English civil war, captured, and partly demolished. … Continue reading

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An Evening Out

Emily, me, and Brigitte in a pub garden yesterday evening. Photo taken on Brigitte’s mobile phone by an Australian visitor: Brigitte, me, and Emily in the Smoky Drinky Bar later on: Brigitte’s now gone back to Liverpool, and Emily and … Continue reading

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Rose At Gloucester Services

I met up with Rose and her husband Peter at  Gloucester service station on the M5. It’s a service station like no other. And we sat out the back on a terrace next to a pond. And it was warm and … Continue reading

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Q

It seems to be a law of nature that the less anyone knows about something, the more certain they are about it. There’s a certain logic to this, which is that someone who knows very little about something usually possesses … Continue reading

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