Monthly Archives: June 2016

Daily prompt: How to waste democracy

DAILY PROMPT Prophecy I don’t fully understand the implications of the Brexit vote, and I doubt if I would even if it were explained to me. I’m not an economist, and I’m not British. But I’m old enough to have … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: What to say about summer when it isn’t

DAILY PROMPT Summer Summer? Bummer! Which is all I have to say on a subject that is currently so far outside my field of reference that I find it hard to believe it will ever again be inside my field … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Aimful thoughts

DAILY PROMPT Aimless I was thinking about aimless last night as I stood at the sink doing the washing up. Not because doing the washing up is aimless when you consider I don’t have a dishwasher (one plate per day, … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: I’d rather you didn’t ask

DAILY PROMPT Perfection The thought of holding forth on the subject of perfection makes me feel slightly queasy. I’m not sure why this is, but it’s certainly not helped by the fact that today is Sunday – the black hole … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Shame on me – or can I blame my parents?

DAILY PROMPT Open Except for those things the Government does in our name but considers us too stupid/immature/unreliable/unimportant to know about – except for those things, you might say that the world is an open book these days. All I … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: The pragmatism of age

DAILY PROMPT Struggle I’m pretty sure we all struggle at some point in our lives. I imagine even those rich enough to make practical problems vanish have the odd existential twinge from time to time. And on the whole we … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Hatred is a flawed foundation on which to rebuild

DAILY PROMPT Rebuild In the midst of the horror and grief following 9/11, I do remember having one coherent thought. Please, President Bush, I thought, please think before you act. Please ask yourself why this happened, and the best way … Continue reading

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