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    Chapter 17. The Cyprus Bank. Aaron arrived...

    Chapter 17.

    The Cyprus Bank.

    Aaron arrived in southern Cyprus by plane on the 1st August. It was Sunday, and the airport was quiet. An amber alert was in place for extremely hot conditions, as...
  2. Thread: Hemingway.

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    Thanks buddy for the gentle push & encouragement...

    Thanks buddy for the gentle push & encouragement to revisit the spy story.

    I'm not sure if I have the correct approach when starting longer stories, in not having thought out a clear ending,...
  3. Thread: Hemingway.

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    Hemingway.

    I was watching a documentary last night on the final years of Hemingway, and somehow it struck home as the encapsulation of all that a full life is comprised of. The early years of expressing his...
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    Thanks Steve Actually the female of the...

    Thanks Steve

    Actually the female of the species in the Middle East are quite adept at flirting with their eyes alone in their enveloping apparel. And you might also just get a glimpse of a well...
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    For myself one is an extension of the other. I...

    For myself one is an extension of the other.

    I can write sober, but find the creative juices more receptive after a couple of stiff ones.

    Hemingway was the same, so I have the audacity to think...
  6. Thread: Telling you

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  7. Thread: implicit

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    May I echo Danik's sentiments cacian. It could...

    May I echo Danik's sentiments cacian.

    It could be as simple and effective as a smile or hug.
  8. I think that it is 90% observation, sensitivity...

    I think that it is 90% observation, sensitivity and evaluation of what goes on around you.

    The reading needs to be as widespread as possible, but at the end of the day, it basically provides the...
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    Breaking News. Shakespeare Dead.

    William Shakespeare RIP.

    Reports and reaction came in yesterday from a TV outlet in Argentina with regard to the demise of William Shakespeare.

    Canal 26 presenter Noelia Novillo announced...
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    You crafted it well buddy, the beauty that some...

    You crafted it well buddy, the beauty that some men see in a weapon of war.

    A samurai sword comes to mind.

    It questions whether it is morally wrong to admire that which is ultimately designed...
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    Wicked Aunty, wicked piece; but glad things are...

    Wicked Aunty, wicked piece; but glad things are on the mend Stateside.

    The subtlety of your news update lay in mobilizing the serpentine mists of the English language; where with admirable...
  12. I think Peter that the Enuma Elish is one of the...

    I think Peter that the Enuma Elish is one of the good starting points in examining the growth of early Western religious thinking; outlining as it does, its interpretation of the creation of the...
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    On Line Dating.

    On Line Dating.

    It was when I was pounding away on the treadmill in my local gym the other day, that my current thinking on this subject evolved.

    All around me were dedicated Daduch...
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    Hi. Not sure if you are talking about Lit Net...

    Hi.

    Not sure if you are talking about Lit Net Forum, or your chances in the dire current circumstances of Brazil.

    Day at a time buddy. Day at a time.

    Best wishes.
    M.
  15. A good first primer on this that I still have...

    A good first primer on this that I still have from my LSE days is "The Greeks" by H.D.F. Kitto.
  16. Hi scotttw. If you trawl back in the General...

    Hi scotttw.

    If you trawl back in the General Literature Section, I and others wrote quite a bit on this in a thread titled "Aspects of Homer."

    Here is the start of it.

    ASPECTS OF HOMER.
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  17. Thread: Bon Appetit

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    Ah Ha. I detect another foodie enthusiast!!!! ...

    Ah Ha. I detect another foodie enthusiast!!!!

    I use zucchini a lot in my Italian bolognaise sauces, though not strictly purist.

    As for pizza, I improvise making small ones on pitta bread, so as...
  18. Thread: Bon Appetit

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    Bon Appetit

    Bon Appetit.

    Was it the Fates that had me pick up that tome on French country cooking yesterday? Or had I had my fill of Italian & Indian cuisine over recent months? After all, there is a limit;...
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    Some of the best advice I was ever given was from...

    Some of the best advice I was ever given was from a successful Lebanese businessman I worked for in the Middle East. He told me that we are all dealt different cards in life, so:

    1. Recognise the...
  20. Thread: Telling you

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    Well written. We must always observe. The...

    Well written.

    We must always observe.

    The crux being, how far do you get involved.?
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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.



    Iím 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...
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