Category Archives: mind

Some short but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to take off your shoes and socks, lie back in your chair and stare at your toes for ten minutes, then wiggle them as fast as you can for five minutes with your … Continue reading

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Ah, this must be the visitors’ centre…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word parsimony. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Dear reader you may, or may not have noticed that I didn’t post yesterday’s piece until very late in the day – and … Continue reading

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Shadows lunged… the pulsating floor…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dance is the Gigue – a lively Baroque dance, usually with a compound metre and which can be contrapuntal in texture. Come on Stella! Let’s gigue around the kitchen! Oh dear, mind that pan of … Continue reading

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Ah, those super Crush names…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s rather nice name for a fish is – the smelt. (smelt) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Veronica Crush (writer from the glory days of the Hull Surrealist League, now living in New York with tall tree surgeon and heir … Continue reading

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Just one or two shortish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like a crystal of Kryptonite – it sharpens the lead so finely that the first quarter-inch of it is invisible to the naked eye. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being … Continue reading

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Snaking their way through the pipes……

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual china teapot is the one shaped like the apple from the Tree of Knowledge – don’t you dare take off the lid and look inside!… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yesterday lunchtime: So, I got my plate of … Continue reading

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My relationship with Superman…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes story The Crooked Man: Holmes pulled a large sheet of tissue paper out of his pocket and carefully unfolded it upon his knee. ‘What do you … Continue reading

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