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A very oblique method

on Mar 26, 2019

I must remember that my method of survival has always been a very oblique method. A kind of success through failure, programme of dogged resistance to discouragement and constant bobbing up again after apparently final slap-downs and knock-outs . . &...

A terrible Viking

on Mar 23, 2019 in: Writing

We go to Sheringham with N. and K. to see the Viking festival. Among the crowds are people dressed as Vikings. There’s a Viking village where people are practising ancient Nordic crafts. N. is interested in the iron forge. On … Continue readi...

Hard to keep up the journal these days. My thoughts, when I have them, are slow and ponderous, like something heavy moving under water. The builders are drilling and laying a foundation in the field. The phone pings, I dart … Continue reading &...

After my year at the boarding school my parents moved back to our suburban house in Denmark and I moved back in with them. On one of the first nights I dreamt that the boarding school burned down. I still … Continue reading →...


on Mar 23, 2019 in: Writing

Without a sense of continuity in your life, it’s easy to get lost: lose your connection to other people; get stuck in an empty routine or harmful patterns; get lazy and look for ways to escape; or get cynical and … Continue reading →...

The outside world

on Mar 23, 2019 in: Writing

Part of the reason why the ‘outside world’ seemed distant to my sister and me was that we were moved from country to country as kids because of my father’s job. We had enough time to get settled and make … Continue reading →...

A kind of genius

on Mar 23, 2019 in: Writing

I’m still thinking about that couple in Sheringham. It’s as if they’ve taken up residence in my head. Logically I know my reaction’s so out of proportion with what actually happened (which was very little, and which the others involved …...