Monthly Archives: January 2019

D H Lawrence’s Rananim: another failed Utopia

Originally posted on Richard Smith's non-medical blogs:
During the First World War D H Lawrence wanted to found a society of friends with whom he could “sail away from the world at war and found a little colony.” He…

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My musical career

When I turned 50 I was on sabbatical in London, England. One of our sons – an excellent pianist – was a final year student at Pimlico secondary school. We chose Pimlico because it had a highly-regarded music program. The … Continue reading

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A book lover’s dilemma

A few nights ago an old friend came to dinner. I asked what was new. With considerable excitement she replied, “I just finished re-reading War and Peace! It was much better than when I read it 30 or 40 years … Continue reading

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Help! I’m hooked!!

Adventures in the world of scanning old negatives Continue reading

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Quotes from a favourite author

Peter May is the author of many books, including a trilogy set in Lewis, an Isle in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. I became a huge admirer after reading the Blackhouse, the first of the trilogy. Now that I have completed … Continue reading

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