Last week, one of you commented asking me to elaborate on the term “debauchery”, which I used in a previous post (http://pujaguha.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/each-of-us-can-have-multiple-lives-if-we-choose/). I’ve been struggling intermittently today, trying to think about what I would say about this. 641 more words
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German has a word for someone who exhibits this sort of behavior: Arschloch.
Mea culpa, I plead guilty to the symptoms of this malaise more than once in my life, but the one instance that sticks out most in memory is in the spring of 1969 on a trip to Berlin. 1,241 more words
Colditz first came into my consciousness when I was a child, a grim castle set to terrifying music in grainy colour on British 1970s TV. It was the theme of my games of Action Man, a place where posh, moustached men plotted escapes under Jerry’s very nose, a place of daring do, of jaunts across the Reich armed with nothing more than a homemade set of clothes and a forged ID card, trotted out with a jar of ink and a potato. 30 more words