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    We came 90% out of lockdown on Saturday: pubs,...

    We came 90% out of lockdown on Saturday: pubs, restaurants, most shops & hairdressers. But gyms, theatres etc still closed. The toll has been too much though with over 44,000 dead for these small...
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    Hi Danik We in Albion pronounce both route and...

    Hi Danik

    We in Albion pronounce both route and root the same as "root."

    Our cousins across the pond pronounce route as "rout."This to us is when a battle adversely turns and the losing side...
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    Hi Danik We in Albion pronounce both route and...

    Hi Danik

    We in Albion pronounce both route and root the same as "root."

    Our cousins across the pond pronounce route as "route." This to us is when a battle adversely turns and the losing side...
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    I must confess Aunty that many aeons ago I, (and...

    I must confess Aunty that many aeons ago I, (and other sallow reprobates), were guilty of reverse mondegreens when singing in the school morning assembly. The hymn with the lines “Bless Him for His...
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    The Tel Aviv Contractor.

    THE TEL AVIV CONTRACTOR.

    Chapter 1.

    If you saw Aaron Bernstein in the street of Dresner Yehi’el you would not extend a second glance, or venture to note anything out of the ordinary. He was...
  6. Thread: Mohs Nose

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    Hang in there buddy. Remember that Nelson lost...

    Hang in there buddy.

    Remember that Nelson lost an arm and an eye before he hit the big time!!!!
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    Thank you Wolf. Appreciated. Best wishes. ...

    Thank you Wolf. Appreciated.
    Best wishes.
    M.
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    Thanks Danik. Glad you enjoyed. Best wishes. ...

    Thanks Danik. Glad you enjoyed.
    Best wishes.
    M.
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    Chapter 2. I suppose one could only describe...

    Chapter 2.

    I suppose one could only describe the single room that I entered as “multi occupancy.” At the end was what I presumed to be a small kitchen area with a cooking ring and gas bottle,...
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    Thanks Steve. I'm a bit apprehensive about Chapt...

    Thanks Steve. I'm a bit apprehensive about Chapt 2, as based on a real situation, I'm not sure the Mods will allow it.
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    The Congo Junction Hotel.

    The Congo Junction Hotel.

    Chapter 1.

    It was tucked away down a narrow street in Jos, Plateau State like a furtive, dangerous relative, that one had heard whispered about among the grown-ups;...
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    Brave New World II

    Brave New World II.

    I have always followed the advice of the novelist Grahame Greene, that the important thing to do when settling into a new country, or in this case, a new life changing...
  13. Thread: Horizons.

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    Hi Danik Thanks for the boost and the...

    Hi Danik

    Thanks for the boost and the recommended reading. I will definitely pursue further.

    Regards the pandemic; I read that Brazil, especially Sao Paulo is in the eye of the storm at the...
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    Hi Buddy Not sure if this one was in the...

    Hi Buddy

    Not sure if this one was in the realms of fiction or reality. Too much feeling expressed to take it as the former.

    Hence a bit of advice based on my own experience. All those years...
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    Horizons.

    Horizons.

    If life begins at the end of one's comfort zone, then this was it. He was now into the 8th week of 12 in lockdown and self-isolation; embedded albeit involuntarily, in this strange new...
  16. Thank you for reading Buh4Bee. I'm glad you...

    Thank you for reading Buh4Bee. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

    Take good care.

    M.
  17. Thanks buddy. Loved the phrase " translating...

    Thanks buddy.

    Loved the phrase " translating poetry into prose." You have given me an incentive to use that as a new and hopefully fruitful initiative in future writing.

    Take good care.
    ...
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    A Virtual Holiday.

    A Virtual Holiday

    Well I supposed thats it; restrictions via lockdown and social distancing on any chance of a holiday outside of a Hertfordshire house and back garden. Just think of the basic...
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    Thank you my friend. Stay safe. ...

    Thank you my friend.
    Stay safe.
    M.
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    Haha. No. We are not taking the Puritans back.

    Great Britain first!!!!

    We have here what is termed "fringe comedy," based very much on the early modus operandi of Lenny Bruce. It shocks, (as...
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    Hello My Friend I am now coming to the end of...

    Hello My Friend

    I am now coming to the end of 6 weeks out of 12 in lockdown and self isolation. Actually I am enjoying it. The sky is clearer, the noise less, you can take a bath without someone...
  22. I was pleasently surprised to discover Wolf that...

    I was pleasently surprised to discover Wolf that this was not one of your free wheeling takes on; testicles, rogering, masturbation and other unmentionables that cause palputations to those like...
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    Chapter 9: TERTULLIAN There are few...

    Chapter 9:

    TERTULLIAN

    There are few figures of more significance in Latin literature, and of the men who moulded Western Christendom, few have stamped themselves and their ideas upon it with...
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    Loved it.

    Loved it.
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    Chapter 8. CLEMENT OF ALEXANDRIA . ...

    Chapter 8.

    CLEMENT OF ALEXANDRIA .


    The new faith was making its way upward through society, and was gaining a hold upon the classes of wealth and education. The first four or five...
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