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    Meanwhile, back in the La Bodeguita del Medio bar...

    Meanwhile, back in the La Bodeguita del Medio bar in Havana, Hemingway was engaged, in what initially was a meaningful tete a tete with Marlon Brando. A half-emptied bottle of Santiago De Cuba Anejo...
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    On the contrary. I know your pointers / critiques...

    On the contrary. I know your pointers / critiques / suggestions, (call them what you will) are well meaning, and invariably good insight. Keep em coming!!

    I had to smile regards my prose. I blame...
  3. Chiesa del Santissimo Nome de Gesu all' Argentine.

    Its 5.30am here on the sixth floor of a hotel in Taichung overlooking a still dormant main street intersection in the Xitun District. The recent tropical storm is a memory; though a dampness hangs in...
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    Dear Danik Glad you enjoyed it. I had worked...

    Dear Danik

    Glad you enjoyed it. I had worked overseas with a Japanese company for about 15 years, but was lucky enough to both live & work in Yokohama for 6 months which gave me greater insight...
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    A Japanese Perspective.

    It was a narrow fronted, poorly lit bookshop of rectangular shape, somewhere in the Sakuragi-Cho District of old Yokohama; and upon seeing inside, ceiling to floor shelves crammed with old books and...
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    "Its all about perceptions." (My boss). = "Lie...

    "Its all about perceptions." (My boss). = "Lie like a bastard."
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    The impressive cowboy was none other than that...

    The impressive cowboy was none other than that famous 1856 pistolero, Hot Granchester-Cunningham le ffrench, (with a small “f”.)

    Earlier that morning he had rode into Dodge City, tied up his...
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    She is in deep cover somewhere East of Suez. ...

    She is in deep cover somewhere East of Suez.

    I'm up to my gizzards in Taiwanese prevarications at work, but will try to put in my six penny worth this weekend.

    How's that grab yer?
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    I'm told by our agent in deep cover that Aunty is...

    I'm told by our agent in deep cover that Aunty is also having trouble with the possessive before gerunds.
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    It was in the Royal Enclosure that Princess Anne...

    It was in the Royal Enclosure that Princess Anne was presented with the Cheltenham Gold Cup by her mother, The Queen to polite applause from the surrounding crowds.

    It had been a spiffer of a race...
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    Let us not equivocate on this matter and look a...

    Let us not equivocate on this matter and look a gift horse in the mouth.

    It was none other than Princess Anne in jodhpur, spurs and swishing a hat shaped riding crop (and if you believe that, you...
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    Ignore the warning to post again in 30 seconds...

    Ignore the warning to post again in 30 seconds which is what I get. Its already been posted.
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    There was one story of Churchill at a dinner...

    There was one story of Churchill at a dinner party in the States when asked by his hostess what part of the chicken he preferred, he responded "breast please."

    "Oh Mr Churchill, we don't say that....
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    Grab a chair Aunty. Are you comfortable? Then I...

    Grab a chair Aunty. Are you comfortable? Then I will begin.

    1. Is there an “issue?” You mean a problem?
    2. “I hear you.” ...
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    It always strikes me that it was almost like a...

    It always strikes me that it was almost like a scene out of a film regards the circumstances of how Elizabeth 1st was informed of her accession to the English throne.

    This tall, thin 25-year-old...
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    Heckle away old chap. You never disappoint in...

    Heckle away old chap.

    You never disappoint in offering new insights.

    Best regards
    M.
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    The Origins of Baptism.

    Baptism by immersion in water did not originate with Christians, or as many suppose with John the Baptist. The Jews had practiced baptism as a traditional act of purification and initiation long...
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    Loved it. A completely different perspective....

    Loved it.
    A completely different perspective.
    It also evoked disturbing images of a dismembered Saudi dissident beneath the Bosporus, but that's just me speculating.
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    An Instinctive Politician.

    An Instinctive Politician.

    It had taken the King a month to dispose of a wife on a charge of treason, sweep some of her friends to the block with her, bastardise her child, and acquire a new...
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    Wrong forum old fruit.

    Wrong forum old fruit.
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    Thank you buddy. A true Lit Net friend, as ever...

    Thank you buddy. A true Lit Net friend, as ever supportive.
    Best wishes.
    M.
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    Hi Pompey I could say I write because I don't...

    Hi Pompey

    I could say I write because I don't play golf, but that's too flippant. I enjoy writing I suppose because it satisfies whatever creativity is in my makeup, ( or, doubt, doubt "Is it my...
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    In times of old, the Greeks who founded the city...

    In times of old, the Greeks who founded the city dwelt lovingly on the contrast of sea and land where it meets, and hymned the nymphs of wave
    and spring, the garden by the shore.

    "Where...
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    Constantinople. This superb successor Of...

    Constantinople.

    This superb successor
    Of the earth's mistress, as thou vainly speakest,
    Stands 'midst these ages as, on the wide ocean,
    The last spared fragment of a spacious...
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    Is this related to Vedânta and other Indian Systems?

    As I understand it Vedânta is distinctly antagonistic to Nyâya, and most of its powerful dialectic criticism is generally directed against it....
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