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    Congratulations on the first shot. It must be an...

    Congratulations on the first shot. It must be an emotional relief, especially as I read about the dire situation in San Paulo

    Age of chimeras or simulacras? Its all becoming a bit confusing.
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    Alternate News.

    Alternate News Updates.



    I’m presuming by now that everyone is saturated with updates on: corona virus data, new mutations, R rates, blood clot chances, and the vaccines, inclusive Sputnik...
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    Hi Aunty Thank you for raising this subject...

    Hi Aunty

    Thank you for raising this subject again; which as a general rule of intellectual hygiene seems to be a strange disease of modern life.

    If language is perhaps charades on...
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    We British are terrible at languages as a whole....

    We British are terrible at languages as a whole. We have an arrogance I must admit to not understanding why others do not speak English. Hence the old caricature of us speaking to other indigenes...
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    Brexit Common Language.

    I read that the French,(now that Britain has left the EU) is pushing that all meetings be held in French.

    On what basis? If the criteria is that of the most spoken language, why not Spanish or...
  6. Thank you Rabbi. Always a pleasure to read your...

    Thank you Rabbi. Always a pleasure to read your posts.
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    Hi Dank You have done much better than me with...

    Hi Dank

    You have done much better than me with a much wider range of reading. The Books of Jacob look interesting by the way.
    Perhaps our reading intake is inversely proportionate to the severity...
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    Update General Literature.

    Update General Literature.

    Recently, during a lockdown here in the UK; that has gone on now for thirteen months; I found myself indulging and enjoying some light reading, namely “Farewell my...
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    Easter Sunday 2021.

    Easter Sunday.

    Perhaps one of my favourite readings for this particular day is as follows:

    “He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and as one from...
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    Chapter 16. The bolt hole named “The Eshel...

    Chapter 16.

    The bolt hole named “The Eshel Mansion Suites” that he chose in Beersheba, was a low-profile establishment in Beit Eskel Street in the Old City.

    There were no signs outside, and...
  11. Thread: Grammar

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    For "pull up", read "helped up" or "encouraged."

    For "pull up", read "helped up" or "encouraged."
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    The human spirit will never cease to amaze buddy....

    The human spirit will never cease to amaze buddy.

    You are using your talents well and the constant learning is reciprocal on both sides.

    Hang in there and stay safe.

    Best wishes.
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    Must be that bottle of whisky I brought. Haha

    Must be that bottle of whisky I brought. Haha
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    Chapter 15. Treachery is an ugly word. ...

    Chapter 15.

    Treachery is an ugly word.

    Uncovering it however requires emotions to be set aside, in order to highlight reality. It was in this case, not helped when there did not exist an...
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    Loved it Aunty. Happy Saint Patricks. Pubs...

    Loved it Aunty.

    Happy Saint Patricks.

    Pubs all in lockdown here, but will raise my tin of Guinness to you.
  16. So well put Ecurb about the infamous interview by...

    So well put Ecurb about the infamous interview by "he Queen" of the USA being romanticized victimhood.

    The couple in question were quite capable, as is their right, to disappear into a US sunset...
  17. Interesting thread. I tried to get my head...

    Interesting thread.

    I tried to get my head around this whole concept of censorship, but soon realized the scale and complexity of the subject.

    Like Wolf, I have traveled extensively over the...
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    Strange Jerry how some men are so sensitive about...

    Strange Jerry how some men are so sensitive about their "syrup & fig."

    Enjoyed it.
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    Covid, Papillion & Virtual Sex.

    Covid, Papillon & Virtual Sex.

    Papillion is an autobiographical novel written by Henri Charriere containing, among other things, his incarceration in a French penal colony in French Guiana. I...
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    In-terrr-esss-ting!!!!!

    In-terrr-esss-ting!!!!!
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    Roll Your R's.

    Roll Your R’s.



    A glass of wine, a chapter of Thomas Caryle’s “The French Revolution,” black leather recliner, and tracksuit hooded apparel.

    Combined, it resulted in a most pleasant...
  22. Thread: Room 402

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    Good capture of atmosphere. Well done.

    Good capture of atmosphere.

    Well done.
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    Thank you Tony. I'm trying unsuccessfully to...

    Thank you Tony.

    I'm trying unsuccessfully to edit typo errors and the word repetition that I'm prone to, but no joy so far.
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    Dubai Perestroika.

    Dubai Perestroika.

    Chapter 1.

    It must have been sometime in the mid 1980’s that Dubai became for me, a stop off point between home in the UK and work tours in Iran. Initially it was just...
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    The realism my friend is that until most of the...

    The realism my friend is that until most of the worlds population get the vaccine, that we will all remain under some form of restriction. This is especially true in international travel and...
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