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the art of self discipline

Some time ago, The Times ran a weekly series of interviews with “celebrities” (my speech marks) and took the form of a timetable of events making up their day. I don’t know whether this would be their typical day or … Continue reading

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reminiscing the long soak

I’m in the bathroom, mulling over the differences between taking a shower and having a bath. This isn’t as random as it might sound. For a long time now, we’ve been considering moving house and, naturally, once you’re in the … Continue reading

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2018: here we go…

I’m pleased to see this new year started like a car with a flat battery, requiring an early morning jump-start, begrudgingly supplied by two burly, hungover blokes in bubble jackets drawn over their PJs. I can tell when a bad … Continue reading

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1331

1331. I opened my iPad at 29 minutes to 2, a purely random time, and as you know, the first thing you see when opening iPads is its digital clock. Maybe it was the palindromic nature of 13:31 which caught … Continue reading

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ah, little Pluto, it’s so good to see you

When I was small, my grandfather would buy me the weekly journal, Finding Out. I remember it well. It was an educational magazine for young minds, dealing mainly with the sciences, geography, history, and the modern world, and which, if … Continue reading

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homo practicus

Debenham’s, the High St. chain department store, has its branch in Oxford, halfway between The Ashmolean museum and the MAO gallery. I like department stores like Debenham’s because I loathe shopping, and dept. stores are the nearest reality gets to … Continue reading

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homo practicus

I like to think of myself as a practical bloke most times. It’s key to my job. If I had my arm twisted to become a philosopher, I suppose I might opt to join the pragmatists, though I wonder how … Continue reading

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