Monthly Archives: September 2017

the changes

National Express waiting room, Heathrow, August 2017 Over the last several years, I’ve found it harder to read in the evenings. The cause is partly biological (and helped by reading glasses) but partly or even mainly social. The lights are actually going out. In … Continue reading

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“The 19th century was a strange century because the interior empires were beginning to decline, slowly but surely, while the exterior empires, the colonial empires, were still being constructed by the French, the British, the Dutch, the Belgians, throughout Africa … Continue reading

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When I am not working I have the impression I know what to do.Once I start I am lost. The eye is very precise.You risk losing the expression.The head of an Egyptian in the Louvremissing its eyesbrings it out.I don’t … Continue reading

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