Hop, step, jump

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On my last day as a guest of Vie hebdomadaires, I should either pull together ends in some clever way or say something profound. Alas, I can’t offer either. Today was a day… Continue reading

More books, and the darker side of solitude

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As will be obvious from my first post in this series, books (and fictions in particular) are important to me … to a very real extent, I am what I read. Today’s helping… Continue reading

Solitude standing

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As I mentioned in passing, a couple of days ago, I have tendency to be solitary. Not that I don’t like people; I do, very much; but I also like time alone. Though… Continue reading

Plash

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          -Felix

Never mind the quality, feel the width

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I mentioned in my first Vie Hebdomadaires post on Monday that I learn valuable lessons from occasional differences of opinion with Ray Girvan, amongst our frequent agreement … and so it is this… Continue reading

Going up

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It’s been a heavy day, time is short, and I’m afraid it’s not going to be a long post tonight. On Sunday, my friend Gayle Reynolds alerted me to advance publicity for release… Continue reading

The puzzle that is me

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When I was about thirteen years old, I read a novel which changed me fundamentally and shaped my whole subsequent life. Given a dramatically hyperbolic statement like that, you’d expect me to have… Continue reading

The forty-sixth writer on the blog

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  The forty-sixth writer on the blog is Felix Grant   ……I first ran into Felix Grant in the days of dial-up bulletin boards: the text-only ‘amateur Internet‘ conducted over slow telephone connections… Continue reading

The other woman

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I’ll finish my stint at Vie Hebdomadaires with a confession: there’s another woman in my life. I knew her slightly in childhood, and had forgotten her. But I ran into her again maybe… Continue reading

Returning

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One central thread in Stravinsky’s musical drama Histoire du soldat (The Soldier’s Tale) is the deal a soldier makes with the Devil: wealth and good fortune – as long he never returns to… Continue reading