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Shut down, log off, fade away

We are surrounded by digital ephemera.

A while ago now, I reactivated the Facebook account (total of friends = 1), just so there would be one place on the internet where you could find me by my actual name. 495 more words


Swallows and Amazons (2016)

This 2016 adaptation of Arthur Ransome’s first S&A book sank without trace as far as I was concerned. I remember reading about the pointless name change from Titty to Tatty, which smacked of the kind of asinine decision that gets made when there are six separate production companies involved. 669 more words


'Sects Tuesday 01/17/2017

*What’s going on here? Is it for shock value? Is there a plan? Are we, yet again, jumping the shark? Maybe…

Comic Strip


Plot synopsis:
“Peter and Kyle Reynold are two brothers whose eccentric mother (Glenn Close) raised them to believe their father had died when they were young. 28 more words


So, Farewell then, Amazon Prime

I’ve got a few months to run, since I pay annually, but I’ve cancelled my Amazon Prime subscription. It’s a protest against Britain’s involvement in the Nigeria-Biafra thing, against our support of America in Vietnam and against ‘Cold Turkey’ slipping down the charts. 517 more words


A Nasty Divorce. West Vs. West

Nathaniel West was a master mariner who was in the employment of Elizabeth Derby’s father. Elizabeth fell in love with a social inferior. At 21 she eloped in the spring of 1783. 684 more words

Elias Hasket Derby Jr.