Travel blues in Europe

Ever since I retired six years ago, I have had all the time in the world to do whatever I want. So mostly I watch TV and read low-brow fiction. Sadly, travel has been pretty much ruled out because my wife teaches in a university and gets

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The Old Boys Reunion ordeal

Ageing has several rewards, not the least of which is being able to watch other people work while you relax. But to compensate for this schadenfreude, there are also those niggling aches and pains. These, however, pale in front of another problem, that utterly dismaying practice of

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It’s all about Length

Three years ago, in a fit of beer induced silliness, I told some friends about the great virtues of those who write in newspapers, especially journalists. Irritated by my smug tone, a friend challenged me to write a novel and/or short stories. Her dismissive and derisive tone annoyed me. So, like

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