Monthly Archives: March 2003

Smelling things

Sometimes, just before he goes to sleep, my friend Simon sees noises. A car will hoot, or someone will bang a dustbin and inside his closed eyes, or sometimes in front of his half-open ones, he will see a flash … Continue reading

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Headaches etc.

Sometimes circumstances combine – I just got very little of anything done this week and some of it was being busy and some of it was being ill and some of it was just stuff. The ill bit was the … Continue reading

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One of the things that is worrying me most about the damn war is that somehow the Kurds will end up screwed – that the price for the US overflying Turkish territory will turn out to be that Turkey gets … Continue reading

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Grumpy middle-aged person on a Saturday walk

Yes, well, I marched. I met up with Shutters and we joined the march somewhere just under Waterloo Bridge and I was glad to be with someone as cynical as I am. Because I want to get one thing straight … Continue reading

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None righteous, none, except for the ones that are…

I suggest that people check out Patrick Nielsen Hayden’s excellent blog, http://nielsenhayden.com/electrolite/ both for its intrinsic qualities of good sense and prickliness and for a post in which he contrasts the thug rhetoric of GW Bush with the classical eloquence … Continue reading

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The whole point

It is very easy to claim that demonstrations do not work. There is a sense in which they are all about putting numbers on the street and there are almost never enough, and even when there are enough, the police … Continue reading

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Serious person revealed as total fangirl

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