The old green shirt

It’s time has come. Today’s the day. I’ve been putting off this decision for years. For some of us, getting rid of an object becomes exponentially harder with each passing year. Pretending it’s younger doesn’t help. It’s embedded in the psyche. It is Identity. This Bisley shirt was once a dark green corduroy. It startedContinue reading “The old green shirt”

Ben and Barack

Two books. One read. Can you guess which? The story of Benjamin Franklin It was a radical trip to the book store; one of those outings where I was unlikely to return with something run-of-the-mill because I didn’t need run-of-the-mill that day. I’ve already written about my encounter with Thomas De Quincey’s On Murder Considered asContinue reading “Ben and Barack”

Mindfully Yellow

I noted the irony. While chauffeuring family members to and from their skin cancer checkup, I bought a jigsaw of a dramatic sunset. There was a large table of jigsaws, most sporting a “Buy Three For” sticker, and two of them were the same brand as my recently completed mini jigsaw, “Mindfully Blue”, which IContinue reading “Mindfully Yellow”

Mindfully Blue

It was a superlative jigsaw. First, the larger-sized pieces allowed for a degree of immersion not possible with smaller pieces. Being only 500, with larger-sized pieces, it could be completed in a day. Second, it was a useful distraction from the carnage in the kitchen where mouse after mouse scurried out from between the cupboardContinue reading “Mindfully Blue”

Marina Green

What can I say? Some jigsaws seem routine, mundane and functional. Wandering through the haberdashery and homewares store, shopping for fabric, I unexpectedly spy a pile of jigsaws and pick for purchase the more interesting image of the bunch. An uninspiring jigsaw is still better than no jigsaw, but it makes it difficult to findContinue reading “Marina Green”