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Monthly Archives: July, 2015

Sorry, sorry, sorry

Sorry I haven’t been answering comments or reading posts or doing anything else in blogland this past week. Real-land work has been all-consuming. We have guests arriving from England in … Continue reading

July 23, 2015 · 6 Comments

Nocturne Op.9 No.2 (by Rubinstein, 1965)

July 19, 2015 · 7 Comments

1940’s adverts

 

July 18, 2015 · 11 Comments

Isms and Obias

  This is more a question than a post- what responsibility does an individual have in overcoming the isms and obias of the world? I think it’s interesting because people … Continue reading

July 18, 2015 · 25 Comments

Enhco

If I were 22 again and single, I could probably fall in love with someone like the boy at the piano. It’s so strange for so much of life to … Continue reading

July 12, 2015 · 17 Comments

a night for Heifetz- opus 32.

July 11, 2015 · 9 Comments

Omar Sharif dead at 83

He had alzheimer’s- so this means he didn’t have a terribly long protracted battle with the disease. I’ve only ever heard great things about him. Mike played alongside him a … Continue reading

July 10, 2015 · 9 Comments

What you can get in our region

Prices vary tremendously, but in general they’re amazing value compared to major cities or other parts of Europe that have this sort of mild, sunny weather. A couple of blocks down from us … Continue reading

July 8, 2015 · 28 Comments

What’s your partner’s favourite story- about you?

In case your partner is British (or French) you can count on it being something awful and profoundly sarcastic that makes you look utterly ridiculous. I know the story Mike … Continue reading

July 6, 2015 · 36 Comments

When yes means nai. Greece & battered wife syndrome

I know, how childish. How so very News of the World of me, but I couldn’t resist. The Greeks are voting today Oxi: No to the euro-deal Nai: Yes to … Continue reading

July 5, 2015 · 19 Comments

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Our first friends to come and stay arrive in three weeks! Actors, surprise, surprise. One of them I nicknamed Chimney-Sweep many years ago. He’s from a place called Wakefield- and … Continue reading

July 4, 2015 · 24 Comments

The distribution (for those interested in design)

When I talk about the house it’s probably confusing, so here’s a not quite to scale sketch of the distribution: The green salon, grey salon and dining room face the … Continue reading

July 4, 2015 · 20 Comments

Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa. Announcing a series on religious hate groups & their methods.

There’s no other way to begin this than with an apology to fellow bloggers VW, CF and RSM. They were right, I was wrong. Here is my public mea-culpa. In the … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · 34 Comments

Upstairs/downstairs; Examining staff quarters

For comparison’s sake I have to start with the grand staircase. That’s because I think it’s the most shocking example of inequality/aristocratic thinking. As incredible as it may seem to … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · 23 Comments

Religious Methods: thimblerig , sophistry, legerdemain, chicanery

  If we look at the current crop of religious anti-human rights websites we find a very amusing recurring argument that goes something like this; They start with the false … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · 16 Comments