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"It's not worth doing something unless someone, somewhere, would much rather you weren't doing it."

Terry Pratchett

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In the age of tweets, twitters and texts a web page featuring complete sentences is obviously on a par with the manual typewriter and the quill pen. This is very old fashioned stuff indeed, and I have reached an age where I need make no apology for it. If you enjoy these essays and random observations please let me know. If there is nothing but a great silence out there in cyberspace I will have to assume that you are stunned with admiration.

For the next few weeks or months the pieces I will post here will be chapters from a book in progress called The Impossibility of Memoir. Here are two more.

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Writing Life: “Paper Memories” explores the archaeology of memory as it is excavated from cardboard boxes.

The Featured Essay: “Meaning and Truth” reproduces a speculative talk given in April 2015 on this very tricky subject.

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