Monthly Archives: January 2011

strangers in my hometown

Sometimes I wonder why I feel like a stranger in my hometown. The need now is simply to revisit the small joys of the life I knew up to age 20. (I’m now 54) Does the responsibility lie solely within myself to … Continue reading

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get on your bike and ride

‘Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.’ H.G. Wells

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Out with the new, in with the old

Is there a generally accepted name for the area of the economy occupied by buying or selling used merchandise? Is that it? The ‘Used Merchandise Economy’? I once thought ‘Underground Economy’ might be the phrase I sought but came to … Continue reading

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how I spent my day

I can imagine  nothing in the world preferable to a nice, well-heated room, with the books one loves and the leisure one wants.’ – Gustave Flaubert With some music playing in the background along with a drink and snack, the scene will be … Continue reading

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I didn’t know that, um, wait…

‘Think enough  and you won’t know anything.’ – Kenneth Patchen

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