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Apr.21.2011 - 3:46 am
Recently I wrote a post that praised the philosopher Jamie Whyte for his clear thinking and rigorous logic. I cited, as an example, his recent interview on (UK) Radio Four,...
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Feb.23.2011 - 10:14 am
  My Great Aunt Kitty lived in a fading two bed terrace in Newcastle on Tyne. It had threadbare carpets and horsehair sofas that once were stylish - she wore copious ...
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Feb.08.2011 - 5:29 pm
I've been writing about the places to which I find myself returning.  Here's an adapted extract; perhaps one day I'll see you there. On the low sloping cliff to the north of...
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Jan.16.2011 - 6:17 am
Last week I attended the sixth form open evening at my eldest son's school. It was an opportunity for prospective students to learn more about the courses on offer, and for...
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Short Story: For the love of it
Short Story: Prodigal Son

Comments from Mark

Jan.15.2011 - 3:06 pm
In response to: The Greatest Lessons
Your post reminded of that famous quote from Helen Keller Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of...
Jan.13.2011 - 4:46 pm
In response to: When Flood Waters Subside
I blogged about his book here: http://viewsfromthebikeshed.blogspot.com/2010/07/west.html
Jan.13.2011 - 4:08 pm
In response to: When Flood Waters Subside
'I remember a time when I did not know loss or grief, or the kind of deep sorrow and emptiness that makes you wonder if...
Dec.29.2010 - 12:31 pm
In response to: Red Room - Thank You!
Yes it is good to have a place to meet writers, but on the other hand... didn't the walrus get to eat oysters, which is...
Dec.27.2010 - 6:50 am
In response to: Reflections
Thank you for such kind comments.   I find write a lot about the landscape, using it  as a sort of mirror, especially...