Category: Life

Musings about life in general

Animal Farm to the Rescue

Animal Farm to the Rescue

My dog watches a lot of TV and has a lot of time to think about it. As a consequence, she subjects me to Stasi-like interrogation about the lower ends of human society and house prices in England, pretty much the only topics that TV companies see fit to render in these enlightened times. And …

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Sam Allardyce and the Labradors

Sam Allardyce and the Labradors

Normally, I work quite a bit from home.  This is because I have a tolerant employer and I’m quite grumpy.  These two facts mean that my absence from the office for prolonged periods usually slips by without too much fuss or notice.  Indeed, I suspect that the place is all the happier and more pleasant …

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Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra

Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra

I’ve been struck recently by the onset of a condition that I thought would never visit me. It came upon me quite suddenly, just a few weeks ago.  Its symptoms are easy to spot. You’re lying in bed in the morning, planning the rest of your day, when your head suddenly fills with images of …

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