Daily Scotland: Settling In

  The familiarity gained from last year's three-month stay in Scotland's shortened the re-acquaintance process with life here. It already feels familiar walking to the market to pick up simple things like milk and bread. There's a small shop, a mini-mart we'd call it in the States, five minutes away. The nearest supermarket's further than …

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March in Review: Much more reading, many more books. That’s more like it.

I had faith March wouldn't let me down, unlike my crappy January and February. Lie: I had no such faith, but told myself things could hardly go further south. And there were no Olympics, no television distracting me. The TV reverted to its usual function: background noise for napping and covering the surface of my …

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Early February check in: Spark & Shelley & Bowie (and abject misery)

  Screw April; February is the real Cruelest Month   February heard me telling it to sod off. It's only the 10th, and it's already wiped the floor with my pasty arse. Hell, so far all of 2018 hates my guts. Yes, I said I wanted an exciting year. But my definition of "exciting" is …

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My generally crappy week in review: reading and other complaints

Books mentioned in this post: Muriel Spark - The Comforters Muriel Spark - Robinson Muriel Spark - Memento Mori AJ Finn - The Woman in the Window Peter Manseau - The Apparitionists: A Tale of Phantoms, Fraud, Photography, and the Man Who Captured Lincoln's Ghost Michael Wolff - Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White …

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