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A few more small, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown,UK: Today’s Aspidistra is the over-the-top exuberant lush flashy one. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 327. I’m sorry I’m late, but I found that someone had nailed my shoes to the floor. A single overheard remark: ‘Peter, … Continue reading

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High jinks in the sixth form common room…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s half-eaten apple is the one left on the low wall at the entrance to the church. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh dear, Bob seems to have pal who is being a bit of problem… Yes, this is an … Continue reading

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At the pier, 1980s…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: tepid, bogus, mnemotechnic, retrousse, suffruticose, varved, and bulbous. I really must try to slip ‘mnemotechnic’ into my conversation today. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here’s a picture from my days of old-style, black and white, … Continue reading

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Aliens, a mirror, and the plan chest top…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me and Charlton Heston sitting eating bananas by his chariot on the set of Ben-Hur in 1958. (BH) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I found that I was about … Continue reading

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No, not an awful dream…

But first… Dullown, UK: Today’s colours are: ripping red, tangy turquoise, bombastic beige, flippant fawn, buoyant blue, and gnarled grey. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Imagine that you are in a small room with two people who you don’t know very well, or at … Continue reading

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The smiling chirpy barista…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s Vladimir Nabokov quotation is from the novel, The Luzhin Defence: Luzhin wanted to stand up but was unable to do so. He saw that he had moved backwards somewhere together with his chair and that … Continue reading

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So, what did you do last night?…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s weather will be composed of crumbs of Wensleydale cheese against a background of deep azure slits – there is a possibility of a sprinkling of transparent spheres towards the evening, but they should clear up … Continue reading

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