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Historical geometry

Pythagoras found fame from drinking maths; of course, that’s so last year’s hypot-e-nuse — all of which is ancient Greek to me, as Pathe news I much prefer to see.   All sides are square, so choose which one you … Continue reading

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A contemporary war song

Five-and-seventy years have swiftly flown since V. E. Day when World War II was over in Europe. Terns and gulls still swoop to keep bluebirds off those chalky cliffs of Dover.   Nazi aircraft ceased thence to molest the security … Continue reading

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White socks with sandals

The poet Jenny Joseph published a very untypical, tongue-in-cheek ditty in 1965 entitled ‘Warning’. She was irritated when it was voted Britain’s most popular post-war poem in a TV poll by the BBC the following year. You may recognise it … Continue reading

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VINTAGE WINE FROM WOUNDED VINE

‘To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.’ (Bertrand Russell) To forego things we so enjoy is vital to our happiness. This gospel of philosopher Bertrand Russell, atheist, greets one’s arrival at the … Continue reading

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AFTER THE FLOOD

How lonesome is the soul in pain! Angst’s constant deafening roar drowns every voice of reason, faith or solace. God’s silent sun beams rainbows through my cataract of tears – his covenant promise that the future is secure. Apres le … Continue reading

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