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Mysteries of Life: Andrea lost her rock.
I was in the Village a few weeks ago, walking around with my friend Andrea, when she said, “I lost my rock.” My response was what you are now expecting because it’s what you would say to a friend who … Continue reading
Posted in Mysteries of Life, The Facts of Life Tagged depression, Lord of the Rings, Nazgul 2 Comments
Animal news: how can there be too many pigs?
From Harper’s Weekly Review: “I’m fielding calls day in, day out from farmers all over the country who are in a perilous position, where they have just got far, far too many pigs on their farm,” said the chairman of … Continue reading
Posted in Animal news, The Facts of Life Tagged Blandings, Blandings Castle, Brexit, English Channel, Harper's, Julian Norton, La Manche, Lord of the Rings, mangalitsa pig, pig culling, The Empress of Blandings, The Yorkshire Vet, UK National Pig Association, Valais blacknose sheep, wargs Comments Off on Animal news: how can there be too many pigs?
In the epic battle between good and evil, a weapon never to be summoned
Because it doesn’t exist. When I was in my 20s, I had what was known as a cyclothymic personality disorder, a/k/a manic-depression lite. That is, my highs and lows never reached levels at which I could not function. I functioned, … Continue reading
Posted in political campaigns, The Facts of Life, The god problem Tagged Anatole Broyard, cyclothymic personality disorder, Lord of the Rings, the god problem, Tolkien Comments Off on In the epic battle between good and evil, a weapon never to be summoned