Our Friend Has Died Any loss is upsetting. Some losses are insupportable. Our friend’s death has occasioned a look at our memories. For now, we remember our friend: the cheery encouragement to continue; the gentle and affectionate conversations; the thoughtful gifts; the trouble taken to remember significant days; the thank you letters; the little notes … More Our Friend Has Died
Public Art Is Good but this one is great Because it is adopted by the people rather than have it foisted upon them. It’s an “every once in a while” thing. Somebody well actually Mr Adam Tenenbaum (is his name a version of tannenbaum? I wonder )has made something out of stuff that would be … More The Chandelier Tree
A while ago, I wrote about Llandudno and her Grand Theatre. What a wonderful place that was and how it captured the delight – and sombreness – of Novello’s “The Dancing Years” back in about 1965. Not one microphone either. A true theatrical experience. I thought to look for some kind reference to the near-neighbour … More Arcadia Theatre Llandudno – a Memory
Yes, that’s right. If it’s not too early in the day, why not get out and thank the man or woman who empties our bins? Their work allows us to be civilised, clean, and tidy. They are necessary people. Their job has an interesting history too…and has also changed a lot from the days of … More In Praise of all Dustbinmen
Why is it 33 and 1/3? Well it is. It says so on an answers website. But it’s not quite the right answer. It’s not enough to imply it was random choice. Kudos to the guy who answered but the answer why was the speed 33 and 1/3 chosen is ok but it doesn’t have … More Record Speed 33 and 1/3 rpm – Why?