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Appointment

I have just phoned Bunbury Hospital as required, to confirm my appointment tomorrow with the blade-wielding lady of my dreams.  I have been looking forward to this day for so very very long. With almost military logic the hospital has scheduled my operation early.  They … Continue reading

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Lost Weekend Yet Again

The weather has been dull and cool. I have been disinclined to do anything much.  I have already reported that I optioned out of a ride this weekend.   Nothing much has filled the gap.  The housework remains neglected except … Continue reading

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Salomé

Whenever I take the trouble to watch an opera, I am always just a little surprised each time, because I really enjoy it.  Yet I have never considered myself an opera fan.  It helps a great deal if I know … Continue reading

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2014: The Saga Continues…

More mundane details of the life of an aging EHO… Today was a perfect day for a ride. The sun was behind clouds most of the time and the temperature was pleasantly in the lower mid twenties.  I set out … Continue reading

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End of the Year

I am told that people who blog about their employers, and what goes on at their workplace, may find it difficult to find future employment.   I can say that as from Christmas Eve, Michelle, my very valued and respected … Continue reading

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Before the morn ye’ll work mischief…

Her majesty the Quoon was visiting a hospital in Edinburgh. She approached one old chap in the wards, and said “How are you today my good man?” “Ach” he replied. “Ma twin misfortunes – Barren land and fertile women!. “He … Continue reading

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The Man who Saved the World.

And he was not one of  “us”. Thank you Vasili Arkhipov, the man who prevented nuclear war: 50 years ago, at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, second-in-command Vasilli Arkhipov of the Soviet submarine B-59 refused to agree with his … Continue reading

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