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Senscot Bulletin
24th May 2019

Senscot Bulletin: 24.05.19

When I was young, the word ‘vocation’ meant a ‘calling’, usually to the religious life (from the Latin, vocare – to call); now ‘vocational training’ simply means preparation for any kind…
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Senscot Bulletin
17th May 2019

Senscot Bulletin: 17.05.19

For months, I’ve been aware of some ‘obstruction’ at the back of my throat – so a visit on Wednesday to the ENT clinic to have it checked. The way I navigate through life is to hope for the be…
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Senscot Bulletin
10th May 2019

Senscot Bulletin: 10.05.19

Scotland has three times the UK rate of drug deaths (a weekly 20); because of my age, I mostly missed the drug culture – but my life has been impacted by our, even more damaging, relationship with a…
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Senscot Bulletin
3rd May 2019

Senscot Bulletin: 03.05.19

At boarding school, aged eight, we all had individual tuck-boxes, to store the contents of occasional parcels from home; our family retailed confectionary – I got generous parcels – but remember b…
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Senscot Bulletin
26th April 2019

Senscot Bulletin: 26.04.19

Unpacking my shopping, I discover that the bags of ground coffee (two for £6) are whole coffee beans – so, the following week, I take them back. A smiling lady at the info desk tells me to just swa…
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Senscot Bulletin
18th April 2019

Senscot Bulletin: 18.04.19

‘Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café’ is about brave women in Alabama USA during the Depression; a recent chance viewing on TV set several themes running – particularly the ending: …
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Senscot Bulletin
12th April 2019

Senscot Bulletin: 12.04.19

If I tell some stranger that I live alone by choice, they either don’t believe me, or they disapprove – implying that solitude is anti-social; well, of course, it is – that’s the point. If I…
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Senscot Bulletin
5th April 2019

Senscot Bulletin: 05.04.19

Next month begins my 80th year of life – wow! – been wondering if my enjoyment of gardening will stay a bit longer; I love it when the clocks go forward – daylight stretches, and I’m happy to …
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Senscot Bulletin
29th March 2019

Senscot Bulletin: 29.03.19

This bulletin’s (online) archive has nine references to Mary Warnock, who has died aged 94; this is one of my favourites: “Society needs morality, and at the very centre of morality is not being g…
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Senscot Bulletin
22nd March 2019

Senscot Bulletin: 22.03.19

March brought me some kind of ‘infection’, which has ‘taken hold’; been confined to house/bed for a couple of weeks – low level flu symptoms – physically and mentally depleted. Because the…
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Senscot Bulletin
15th March 2019

Senscot Bulletin: 15.03.19

I recollect an interview (2005) with the Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho; he said: “for me, life and football are very different matters; generally, I’m fairly tolerant, but football brings out my p…
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Senscot Bulletin
8th March 2019

Senscot Bulletin: 08.03.19

MP David Lammy recently took exception to a photo posted online by journalist Stacey Dooley – he said:  “The photo of a beautiful white woman, holding a black child, evokes a ‘colonial’ i…