Category Archives: religion

Some cobbled together short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: boxy, Bajocian, varsal, quotidian, lageniform, pterygoid, and woolly. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As you might know dear reader, I used to do these ‘short but pithy’ compilations quite regularly, but with the great lockdown … Continue reading

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Lockdown with the apparitions…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: chechia, parvise, seton, wanty, introit, faldstool, and comburgess. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie’s lockdown-interactive-podcast-on-screen-lecture first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor … Continue reading

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Swabbed over the surface…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity, the one appearing as a mummified man with Atef-crown, holding a crook and flail, is the god Osiris. His associations are: death, afterlife, rebirth, fertility, and agriculture. It looks like he has … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4819…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one turning the furniture upside down trying to find her lost spectacles… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, another mail art postcard, a simple collage on bright card using clippings from that awful … Continue reading

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A few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1933 novel Laughter in the Dark which I have just finished re-reading; bloody hell, those Russian writers love their miserable endings, don’t they? As she (Margot) was leaving for home … Continue reading

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I think it’s intelligent and residual…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1933 novel Laughter in the Dark, which I am currently re-reading: He married her because it happened just so. A trip to the mountains in her company, plus her fat … Continue reading

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That non-identical edition of lino prints…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity, appearing as a ram with four heads, is the god Banebdjedet who is associated with the sky and virility. His main cult centre is Mendes. (Banebdjedet) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> A few days ago dear … Continue reading

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The bike turned upside down…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s lost plectrum is the one eventually found in the bottom of an old  squashed euphonium case by the refuse bins at the back of the Royal Albert Hall. (click) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Synthetic…’ ‘Pardon?’ ‘Synthetic.’ ‘Well, I … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4634…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: arithmetic, saussuritic, Typhonian, machicolated, dolabriform, and chubby. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yet another of my mail art postcards, a simple collage on bright card using clippings from that dumbed-down and tawdry UK TV listings … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity, the one wearing throne headdress, is the goddess Isis, her role and association is, Mother of the King, and Magic. (Click) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘I can’t slump – I feel coal – there’s no … Continue reading

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Oh no! I seem to have started another lino print…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: Memphis mauve, Akhenaten azure, Isis indigo, Ramesses red, Giza green, Luxor lemon, and of course Nile blue. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh dear, here we go again!… Look! I told you lino printing was … Continue reading

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Screwed up into a conical or wedge-like shape…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: frosty fawn, gusty green, overcast orange, raining ruby, muggy mauve, and sleeting sienna. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As I think I  have mentioned before, this book really does smell of cough mixture, the old-fashioned … Continue reading

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The rush of air from the influng door…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s porcupine is the one trying on cashmere jumpers in Harrods and ruining them all. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, it’s strange, it’s weird, and it’s eerie! It’s another of those Badger Books from my modest collection. British science … Continue reading

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It’s just a flag in a bin…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s anaconda is the one sneaking about under the tables and between people’s legs in the quiet reading room of the city centre library. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here’s a photograph I took last week: This is the sort … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4659…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: accoy, sposh, wheeple, rebeck, flammule, bouleversement, and zoiatria. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor will … Continue reading

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Something is forming in the dust…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: (Europe, gosh we’ll be leaving tomorrow!): Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I finished re-reading a few weeks ago: Martha danced automatically, feeling not so much the rhythm of the … Continue reading

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Childhood moon thinking…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s aspidistra is the one looking rather embarrassed and sheepish about its brown leaf ends. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I recall, as a child walking along with some relation, I forget who it was, on a cold crisp winter’s … Continue reading

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Grey musty dusty…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s vole is the very good snooker player, but who is banned from tournaments because she needs to use a high stool to reach the table. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I shouldn’t really watch them I suppose. They just … Continue reading

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Some opening lines for stories never to be written…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: grubby, tribrachic, mancando, wowf, chenopodiaceous, posological, and cuddly. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Sitting, pen in hand, in the café, he tilted his great round head trying to make out the lyrics of the song … Continue reading

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A few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s dictionary words are: abthane, feague, Theopaschite, patibulary, weever, and himation. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor turn … Continue reading

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