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at a full stop in the Gasterntal

and how to go on? How to write on a subject about which I know next to nothing, but find myself drawn to? But first, one or two more deviations, diversions and prohibitions: 15. We moved to Cold Ashton, north … Continue reading

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still remembering the Somme

They began their commemorations early in Bushmills. I took this photo in 2012: In the Gates of Death, rejoice! We see and hold the good – bear witness, Earth, we have made our choice with freedom’s brotherhood! 60,000 died on … Continue reading

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At Vodnikov Dom

So long on introductions and scene setting I don’t arrive. Now I’ll miss the 7 17 train and have to wait half an hour, and I was so pleased with myself for starting work a couple of times at 7. … Continue reading

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‘where moth doth not corrupt’ My memories of Yugoslavia are like gold in that they will not tarnish. Unlike the whale bones in the Hvalsalen in Bergen that Kathleen Jamie writes about in Sightlines, they don’t gather dust. They don’t … Continue reading

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On urination, a post script

Ballywillan cemetery

Portrush moves up the hill as the graves move down

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