Category Archives: serendipity

One or two short but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word filigree. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 330. I’m sorry I’m late, but I fell asleep during my period of quiet contemplation. A single overheard … Continue reading

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Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: abstrict, flong, lingster, limitrophe, scutage, unicameral, and inturbidate. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. As the professor … Continue reading

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Spatter Painting No. 40…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the sound of a spade hitting a buried rock. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Spatter Painting No. 40. Acrylic paint and black ink on watercolour paper about 27″ x 19″ Yes, … Continue reading

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Snapped on the bus…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to remove the arris using coarse sandpaper, carefully chisel out the notches marked ‘A’ ‘B’ and ‘D’, but leave difficult notch ‘C’ untouched until later in the day; rout out the central slots … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4490…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: aitchbone, fishgig, optime, studdle, yerba, and ogdoad. 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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Wet the wrong side thoroughly with gum water…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word ‘pavilion’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Now come along everyone, don’t dawdle!… Hey you!… You at the back! Get off your phone and pay attention! Right, now, this is … Continue reading

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A few short but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Sir Arthur Conan Doyle quotation is from The Adventure of the Cardboard Box: Watson: Finding that Holmes was too absorbed for conversation I had tossed aside the barren paper, and leaning back in my chair … Continue reading

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