THE HOUSE OF INTELLECT


I’ve read another book. Judging from the very neat pencil underlinings it looks as though I’ve read it before sometime. Since I often wonder why it has been my habit for sixty-odd years, I was interested to find that the underlinings were very helpful generally but especially during the course of more or less skim-reading […]

OLD NOTEBOOKS (R11)


There’s something about the preservation of old notebooks… I wonder what’s to be gained from keeping a notebook? My friend Paul Hickey prompted me to hunt through some old notebooks to find a picture I remember preserving there; it’s a page from a book I used to read my kids in the 1960’s ‒ a […]

THE ENEMY WITHOUT (R12+)


National Service Nearly sixty years ago I was privileged (I suppose I was…) to undertake so-called ‘National Service’. One of its many personal beneficial outcomes, absolutely no doubt unintended, was to have me choose to be a convert to life-long pacifism. For twenty-four months I lived in the Sergeants’ Mess of 9TRRE Camp, Farnborough, Hampshire […]