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Monthly Archive for February, 2009

Site Horror

The site is down. It has evaporated, leaving only text and images behind. I haven’t a clue how to get it back. But I know someone who does. He is coming next Tuesday. Sorry. It’s like losing a puppy.

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Getting into Pictures

It’s a shock when you go to the pictures to see ‘The Reader’ because there, on the screen, albeit heavily disguised, is Kate Winslet doing her day job. So ubiquitous is she in the prints and matrices that it is easy to equate her with those whose day job is simply being seen, at night, […]

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In this new but occasional Strength Weekly feature I transcribe snatches of speech that have stuck in my mind over the years. I attempt briefly to analyse their probable significance and their staying power. When I say ‘stuck in my mind’ I mean that these snippets present themselves to consciousness over and over without being […]

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This Will Teach You

At a nearby table in the pub two women, one early twenties one early thirties, are dining on burgers and chips. Beside the younger woman, in a high chair, is her pretty child of perhaps ten months. The mother, as I took it, turns to her friend and says “Look at this.” She holds up […]

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The Mind

The manager of Strength Weekly would like to apologise for the lack of posts over the last calendar month. This was due to the editor’s mind becoming empty. The process of everyday thinking was not suspended so much as diluted. His thoughts were unexceptional. He considered presenting unexceptional thoughts in a way that would somehow […]

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