Monthly Archives: November 2013

Sam and Walter

Here’s Sam and Walter Mitchell. In 1888, as newly-orphaned brothers in Leeds they were separated by church and workhouse, with an 8-year-old Walter sent to Ontario as was the way back then. I’m the great-grandson of Sam, and tomorrow, 125 … Continue reading

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Depeche Mode – A Question of Time

Depeche Mode. So I’m all over the updates, giddy, like I get, on my serotonin binges, with the matter of having gone to see them, in concert, in Leeds, last night, no less, with a friend. The friend is quiet, … Continue reading

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Pie Season is Open

… so it is. No firm fixed place on the calendar, just a feeling in the air that it’s right about now and will last, tradition has it, until some point in February maybe. Past years – this is Pie … Continue reading

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Prayer for an Office

Largely in the afterglare, not least of all tense-wise, of Penguin Classics’ Autobiography, by Morrissey. Last Friday I visit an office. Proper big one of a proper big organisation, and a proper big deal for me in that it has … Continue reading

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