Monthly Archives: June 2013

Science

Visitors, difficulties at work, all these occasions do inform against me. I am unable to do that which I really want to do, which is to put the motor on the boat and see if it will run. I finally … Continue reading

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Put a Tiger in Your Tank

My cousins ran a petrol station in Scotland. It was an Esso station. I around 1962 I think Esso┬ástarted an advertizing campaign based around the slogan “Put a Tiger in Your Tank.” This struck my imagination very hard or like … Continue reading

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Time Spent in Reconnoitering is Seldom Wasted

Thus spoke the noble H.W.Tilman. I spend the weekend reconnoitering my recently acquired boat. Luckily it was a weekend of wonderful weather and messing around on boats in the warm East China Sea is recommended. ┬áSeveral issues have to be … Continue reading

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Andy Warhol

We hold a party to bid Krista adieu. Mark supplies the biggest leg of lamb I have ever seen. I stuff it full of garlic and smear it with stuff and then chuck it on a Weber BBQ. It weighs … Continue reading

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A Boat of My Own

Real pleasure comes from pain. There is no joy without misery. Drink Chateau Lafitte everyday and it becomes mundane, er, so they say. It is the ebb and flow of life that generates satisfaction. After Aughrim’s great disaster when your … Continue reading

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The Usual Fortune of Complaint Is to Excite Contempt More than Pity.

I think pity is the emotion that the totally admirable Tsuha-san feels for me. She is older than me, which means she grew up in immediate post war Okinawa. It is difficult to imagine what her childhood was like. The … Continue reading

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Lard

I am very fat and lardy. I am also vain and narcissistic. How can I reconcile these two? Hooray for Okinawa Yardsales. I have the ideal gym on my roof top. I hammer away at the heavy bag whilst gazing … Continue reading

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