Category: Journal

  • Unhinged in time

    I exist in two time zones at once. Apparently. Am I some kind of weird quantum entity? Only my cappuccino knows…

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  • The Passing of Fog

    Can we ever know the moment when fog ceases to be fog? Of course not. Fog is a bit like life in that respect.

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  • Homes to Survive In

    The weather I am experiencing in south west England is thankfully considerably more comfortable than is being experienced in parts of the north west seaboard of North America. We knew 25 years ago – and indeed earlier – that dramatic events like this would occur more frequently and more frighteningly right through the 21st century. And yet we have done so little about it.

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  • Enjoying a Morning Coffee

    An otherwise dull and tepid day can be brightened, albeit momentarily, by something special, in this case the simple pleasure of an excellent cappuccino.

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  • Albertos at Torquay

    Alberto Y Los Trios Paranoias were always good reliable fun – a mixture of comedy and music forever changing and forever funny. Snuff Boogie!

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  • Cheese galore!

    Food shopping is not a chore when I am salivating over local cheeses, hams, pies and other goodies from the market deli.

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  • From Caravan to AC/DC in one day

    A pretty good day for me, like so many others in my time at the LSE. This entry from my diary in 1976 has me listening to Caravan in the morning and getting down to the Marquee in the evening to see a completely unknown band called AC/DC…

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  • 1992: A great year for gigs

    For some reason I seem to have saved quite a few concert tickets over the years, and sifting through them the year 1992 stands out as a particularly good vintage – for me at least.

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