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Dowling, Valley Split Girl-Boy showdown

WEST DES MOINES – Any time Dowling and Valley meet, in any sport, the stakes go up.

Friday night it was a top 5 showdown in girls basketball.  64 more words


There's nowt so hard as fops

We tend to think of fops as weak, coddled, over-groomed, and lacking in mettle. A man wearing make-up, a powdered wig and silks, speaking with an affected drawl and striking artful poses; a woman with towering hair and a lapdog, fanning herself with infinite boredom and leisure. 1,367 more words

Books + Stories

Remembering Leon Brittan

One of my New Year Resolutions is to try to do some different things on the next wave – to try to mix up the content a bit. 531 more words


Un medico - Fabrizio De Andrè

Da bambino volevo guarire i ciliegi quando rossi di frutti li credevo feriti la salute per me li aveva lasciati coi fiori di neve che avevan perduti. 38 more words


Lego-like but miniaturised

Let’s set the tone right. I’m a Lego fan. Lego Technics to be exact; tonnes of pieces, manly motors and gears, and just looks better than the normal Lego sets. 126 more words


52 Ancestors: #2 The Brewery Worker and the Midwife

The Optional Theme for Week #2 is King. Since I hadn’t planned on using the themes I was surprised that once again this one works for my chosen ancestral couple. 1,313 more words


The Dead Beat out in paperback!

And while I remember, The Dead Beat is now out in shiny new paperback edition in the UK.

Doug Johnstone