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The Political Is Personal

I’ll always remember the condescending smile on the face of my interlocutor as I finally walked away. The argument was, unbelievably, about the continuing need for feminism, which my adversary contended was out of date. “Can you name a single instance in your life where you’ve been discriminated against?” My failure to come up with … Continue reading

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The Quiet

I have the good fortune to live in an unusual little corner of London overlooking a decommissioned dock that is now used for training small children to sail, adults to kayak, and other healthy maritime pursuits.  On hot days it attracts merry bands of revellers seeking a way to cool off, diving merrily into the … Continue reading

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The Enya

With St Patrick’s Day on the approach, let me tell you about a little cocktail I invented with some charming Irish barmen. It was a friend’s birthday.  We were on pub #2, or possibly #3, I’m not entirely sure.  What I do know is that we were somewhere a hair north of Victoria Park in … Continue reading

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Snow

On the very last day when we were getting ready to go to the airport it begins to snow.  A belated white Christmas for me and my family.  Though we worry about flights and driving, I can’t contain my joy as the big fluffy white flakes swirl around us. I try to catch them as … Continue reading