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A beautiful watch

A beautiful watch

About 10 years ago, my father gave me a beautiful watch that had once belonged to my grandmother. I wore it on and off, and shortly after my father died, I went out and in the course of the evening, it slipped off my wrist and I couldn't find it. I knew that the strap...

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The Man in New Orleans

The Man in New Orleans

In 2001, I travelled around the US in 30 days and I had an interesting encounter in New Orleans with a homeless gentleman that made me rethink kindness. Enjoy!

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In Defence of Open-Mindedness

In Defence of Open-Mindedness

Last week, we stayed in a lovely B&B in a medieval town called Dürnstein in Lower Austria. The people were wonderful, the food delicious, the wine even better but the weather… Meh. It could have been better, especially considering that my winter and cold-weather...

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Literacy first, please

Literacy first, please

I’m a big supporter of literacy projects, whatever the language, and whilst oral storytelling imparts a number of literacy skills, the ability to actually read is fundamental, and often something that readers take for granted. With literacy in mind, I thought I’d...

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