Monthly Archives: May 2016

Chad’s Tale (1)

(Chad has run his private gym here for 20 years but is now planning to quit) It’s basically good news for those of us who want to carry it on, but I thought that a bit of how it all … Continue reading

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Living in a Flammable Landscape

Our hearts go out to the near 90,000 people in Alberta whose city has been engulfed by a huge wildfire. The TV pictures are absolutely horrendous. We live in Oak Ridge TN. There’s a clue in the name – we … Continue reading

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US (Not Tennessee!) Folk Tales (2)

Following my Tennessee Folk Tales (1) I seem to be on the receiving end of lots of funny stories which show Americans in a poor light! Can’t imagine why I should find that amusing, really (Brit here, smirking slightly!). OK, … Continue reading

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“Le Métier d’Homme est Difficile…”

…..Georges Simenon, creator of Inspector Maigret. Otherwise translates as “Being a man is a hard task!” The guys in Today’s Gallery Selection: ‘Putting in the Gym Hours’ might agree. If you want it, you’ve got to work for it. But … Continue reading

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Looking Up a Bit…

Sometimes the vest serves to highlight the goods…. in this case, Today’s Gallery Theme: ‘Shoulders and Arms’ I think the prospects for the school summer vacation are looking up a little. Regular readers will know that the planned 8-week circus … Continue reading

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