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Reflections of a working writer and reader



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Tuesday Thoughts: 1

There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because […]

Butterfly of Hope

I’ve sent my butterfly in solidarity with girls and women in #Nicaragua. Have you? #mariposa #demanddignity #fb

Writer’s Notebook

Before Blogger’s Block kicked in, way back when I was a regular contributor to this blog, I wrote an occasional column with extracts from my notebook. Here’s a couple of entries from the day before yesterday. At the gym, the guy sitting next to me beside the pool stared for a good while at my […]

Spare Ribs

At the pool today, Julius, 8 foot tall anorexic Tanzanazian with eagle-eyes asks me why I have one toe with gold nail varnish. I don’t have an answer that comes anywhere near satisfying him. Later in the sauna, Azra, the Egyptian goddess, talks incessantly about herself, how she and her world interact, how the universe […]

Winged with Death Virtual Tour – 17

Today I’m in the Palermo neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina, at Donigan Merritt’s blog, Random Literary Blogging. Donigan has been reading Winged with Death, my latest novel, for the last week or so. Winged with Death is partially set in Montevideo, on the other side of the River Plate. As well as his blog, Donigan […]