Category Archives: memories and musings

change is going to come

Just before I left my old job, the building in which I worked was undergoing some renovations. Part of that meant that the security desk was moved to the back entrance, and a temporary hoarding was erected to block off … Continue reading

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midlife crisis

It seems crazy for me to be thinking about having a midlife crisis, since I don’t feel middle aged in the slightest. But if I think about it, getting to 70 would be pretty good going, and if I did … Continue reading

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everyone’s an expert

Four years ago I was watching the diving from Beijing at breakfast time with coffee and cereal. I became an expert on the straightness of the dives, the splashback, the pikes and somersaults. This year, I’m watching the diving from … Continue reading

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life (but not as we know it)

i was looking at my life list just now, and i wonder what it says about me that all the things on there are eminently achievable. am i a realist, or a pessimist? or is it because i’m scared to … Continue reading

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not backwards but forwards

a day that began with bubbly, and encompassed a long walk, a delicious dinner and a little bit of vino, was a rather fabulous way to start the year.  i also managed to get things started as i mean to … Continue reading

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friday night’s alright for thinking

i am reading this and maybe it’s the friday night wine speaking, but i could almost cry as the memories hit me. i am back in that ever-so-slightly ghetto starbucks in thaitown, the same and yet different from every other … Continue reading

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stargazing

every night on my way to bed, i climb the stairs in the dark and stop to look out the landing window at the stars. there’s something very comforting about the steadfastness of their light, the permanence of their positions. … Continue reading

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