Other writing (Page 18)

(09 May 2018) – History is something that goes on while we’re looking at something else. It happened again last night. I settled onto the couch and turned on the Blue Jays game. Seattle’s in town for a three game series and the Jays need to pick themselves up. They’ve cooled down since April turned to May. Marcus Stroman was pitching. He’s been having trouble all season, or what we’ve seen of it so far. He said this morning that something’s off. He lasted five innings last night, which was two more than I did. In the third inning, he walked the first batter. ThatRead More →

(08 May 2018) – The Guardian often has good thought-provoking articles. It’s an English newspaper with a strong on-line presence and well worth the time it takes to bookmark it in your browser. What always happens to me sometimes is that the thought it provoked isn’t always the one they evoked. There was an example this morning. An article by Zoe Williams is about the actor Charlize Theron. She gained a lot of weight for her role as a pregnant woman in the movie Tully. Williams thinks some of the critical reaction to this is, to put it delicately, misguided. Theron is being called “brave”Read More →

(04 May 2018) – My father was born 99 years ago today and died ninety years later on July 24 2009. He was away from us a lot when I was growing up. Then I was away from him a lot. We became closer when we both got old. Seajay was born and grew up in the London Borough of Shoreditch. When he was 13 he was awarded a trade scholarship to the Westminster Technical Institute School of Cookery. He did well. School lasted for two years and he worked in the trade for another four. Most of this was spent on Cunard Line cruiseRead More →

(03 May 2018) – Our camera club came up with an interesting twist to our monthly theme. At least, Bill did. He’s the guy who looks after uploads to our photo sharing site. The theme for May is old autos. Bill thought it would be fun to find photos of our more memorable cars. The one we learned to drive on. The first one we owned. The first one we crashed. Things like that. He was right. It was fun. I found a photograph of the car I learned to drive on. The one I passed my driving test on. The one I drove toRead More →