Archive for May, 2010

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18th May
2010
written by tom
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15th May
2010
written by tom

As my wife pointed out, the two weeks that I was away from home meant I missed out on, well, two weeks of Gillian’s growing up.

She also suggested that the same two weeks amounted to three and a half months of Bacchus’s growing up. Can you imagine?

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13th May
2010
written by tom

I don’t know if you’ve ever noticed, but have you ever seen an over-weight airline pilot?

Thought not.

10th May
2010
written by tom

I was lurking in the Barnes & Noble opposite the New School, somewhere along 18th Street. The careerist book-seller – missing only a pony-tail – was trying to impress a not-too-unpretty French customer. His pick-up line was

I’m a linguist. I speak a couple of languages.

3rd May
2010
written by tom

Head of a Woman

How does she look? At once despairing, at once aghast.

What does she say? Lips pursed, mouth unopened.

What does she see? Eyes blank, starring defiant, eyes downcast, despairing.