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A person who begins to learn or study only late in life. I came across this word some time ago, and then just now in a novella called The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett. It’s about reading, and learning things … Continue reading

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remembering a brother

The day after Remembrance Day I always think of my older brother Ken, because on November 12, 1977, he took his own life. That’s thirty-seven years ago now. Growing up he was an exceptional student. Far and away tops at … Continue reading

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The building I live in is now, finally, finished (till¬† the next thing). All its work (on the outside anyway) is done. Freshly painted, new gutters, new lights, new roof, new courtyard, new plants. We even have a new owner … Continue reading

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If you’ve been waiting for me to come back to this spot, I’m sorry. I know how annoying it is to wait for things. Because I’ve realized that’s what I do, most of the time. Wait. I suppose you could … Continue reading

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