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‘If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller’ by Italo Calvino How well I would write if I were not here! If between the white page and the writing of words and stories that take shape and disappear without anyone’s ever writing them there were not interposed that uncomfortable partition which is my person! Style, taste, […]


I deserve a slap. I missed this one first time round. Tonight, via City Comforts, through to John Udell and then finally on to Keith Pleas, I’ve found a great article on the much talked about Seattle library by Rem Koolhaas. Keith Pleas is a software architect. By making comparisons with an enthusiastic Seattle Times […]


We have a winner! James gets in first with a combination of vague memories and Google. The text in question is the lyrics to Grandad – the #1 hit from 1971 sung by Clive Dunn. For reasons I’m not prepared to explain, it popped up via the Winamp shuffle button at work this morning and […]

Now it’s in my mind?

Ten points to the first person who can tell me the source of the following poetry. I’ve been sitting here all day thinking Same old thing ten years away thinking Now my days are gone, memories linger on Thoughts of when I was boy Pennyfarthings on the street riding Motorcars were funny things, frightning Bow […]