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Senscot Bulletin
23rd August 2019

Senscot Bulletin: 23.08.19

Dear members and friends, To know what matters in life, and what does not, is a great wisdom; many of us don’t realise what’s important till long afterwards – when it can be too late.  Reflect…
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Senscot Bulletin
19th August 2019

Senscot Bulletin: 16.08.19

Dear members and friends, Personally, I don’t waste much reflection on Twitter Trump or Brexit Boris – I think time will see them as posturing, delinquents – let’s hope they don’t break t…
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Senscot Bulletin
9th August 2019

Senscot Bulletin: 09.08.19

Dear members and friends, My front room has shelving for around 1000 books – but I acquire books too casually – resulting in periodic clear-outs. Last weekend, I handled all of 1200 books – r…
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Senscot Bulletin
2nd August 2019

Senscot Bulletin: 02.08.19

Dear members and friends, I remember watching football as a lad at Easter Road – while wildly celebrating a Hibs goal, my eye would sometimes stray to the beaten goalkeeper retrieving the ball …
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Senscot Bulletin
26th July 2019

Senscot Bulletin: 26.07.19

Dear members and friends, All my four grandparents were born in the same remote valley in the Lazio region of Italy; when in the 1920s the Di Ciaccas came to Glasgow – the Demarcos to Edinburgh …
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Senscot Bulletin
19th July 2019

Senscot Bulletin: 19.07.19

Dear members and friends, Part of being elderly is continuously adapting to our diminishing powers. My optician warns that I won’t be driving for much longer; without wheels, I’ll need a new pl…
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Senscot Bulletin
12th July 2019

Senscot Bulletin: 12.07.19

Dear members and friends, I love July; the number of folks on holiday eases the pressure at work; Wimbledon on TV and then the Open golf; even some sunshine. But most of all, I love my garden in Ju…
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Senscot Bulletin
5th July 2019

Senscot Bulletin: 05.07.19

A bombastic, narcissistic and scatty old Etonian called Boris Johnston, is likely to become our next PM; this can only be understood in the light of a deep English (not British) deference for posh boa…
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Senscot Bulletin
28th June 2019

Senscot Bulletin: 28.06.19

Plaintive piece by Kevin McKenna, reporting the closure of ‘The Buteman’, after 165 years as the Isle of Bute’s local newspaper. The bulk of the local press is owned by a few large companies; to…
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Senscot Bulletin
21st June 2019

Senscot Bulletin: 21.06.19

Ken Livingstone (KL) was 74 this week and gave an interview to the Observer – ostensibly about his new book, ‘Livingstone’s London: A Celebration of People and Places’ (gentle and uncontrovers…
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Senscot Bulletin
14th June 2019

Senscot Bulletin: 14.06.19

We humans have two brains, which co-exist uneasily – often in tension. From the seven million years we spent as animals, we have an ‘old brain’; the hypothalamus houses neurological systems tota…
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Senscot Bulletin
7th June 2019

Senscot Bulletin: 07.06.19

Alongside normal capitalism, we are seeing a steady rise of ‘collaborative’ production: goods, services and organisations appear – not in response to market forces – but to collective interest…