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Ephemeral, beautiful sheep

Ephemeral, beautiful sheep

The dismantling of a home continues. A website where you can list stuff you are giving away has made it easy for me to dispel plenty without even leaving the wadding of my futon, on which I am now sleeping having given away the bed.

Goodbye, Sanyo Telecolor

Goodbye, Sanyo Telecolor

The Sanyo Telecolor showed me my earliest telly visions.

In Salon Grumpy

In Salon Grumpy

Your blogger has been grumpy in recent weeks, no denying it. Easily irritated, quick to cantanker: good for nobody's company but my own.

What's Mob got to do with it?

So, in the public gallery of a courtroom, a woman breast-feeds her baby.

You can't buy eleven $1 mixtures with that

"$10.80," I said to my Nana, the everynana. "What do you think of that for a minimum wage?"

Faces in the daffodils

Faces in the daffodils

The green expanse of the Edgar Centre floor is an artificial turf, meant to stimulate, somewhere in the brain, memories of lawn. Lawn, in real life so often spring-loaded with daffodils. Therefore it was apt to hold the World Daffodil Convention at this vast nylon-scented indoor sports venue.

Ethel and the man-eating spirit

Ethel and the man-eating spirit

"Oh all right," I said to subeditor Peter, who had been insisting I inspect the bag of books at the bottom of my garden.

Conducting the ‘1812 Overture'

Conducting the ‘1812 Overture'

From its packet in the pantry, I unsheathed a dried spaghetti stick. Ran my finger along it: good, a worthy if brittle baton.

Beauty, beetroot and the bomb

Beauty, beetroot and the bomb

A beauty routine: yes, I do have one.

Things to talk about while it rains

Things to talk about while it rains

In the incessant rain, my favourite 75-year-old came to visit. I think of her as my spiritual grandmother. A child of the Great Depression, she knows the dying arts of frugality such as preserving, baking, knitting, sewing and other forms of stitching. A helpless child of the roaring 1980s, I dabble in some of those arts by reading how-to pages online sometimes.

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