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Humming: a novel for people under 50, over 50 or exactly 50

Get Humming for your Kindle This is certainly a book for the bonus years, because it’s about two people turning 50, one rather flamboyantly, one more tentatively. Ivan the narcissistic artist prefers disasters to happiness, and the more the merrier. He believes that happiness after 50 is impossible by definition, and that he is the only […]

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Home alone on Christmas Day

For the first time in years, possibly ever, I’m having Christmas Day alone. Stop — don’t feel sorry for me! No sympathy is required. Until 6.30pm on Christmas Day, it’ll just be me at home alone, apart from a phone call or two. (Short interruption right now while I receive a text and a photo of […]

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Morning thoughts

Every single morning I wake up full of thoughts. Do you?Embarrassing confession: I find them remarkably interesting.

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Attachment or love: where is the borderline?

Buddhists believe that we should aim for a state of non-attachment, and that anyway, everything we attach ourselves to is temporary, so it’s kind of pointless to get attached. Well, that’s a gross over-simplication of a profound philosophy, but it’ll do as a definition for now. I do recognise that it may often be a […]

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