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CLASS CONSCIOUS

THE CONTRARIAN   People are endlessly fascinating, the quirks and fashions and contrariness we see every day on the street. One of the things that seem to be built into our DNA is the notion of ‘class’. Even cave men … Continue reading

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LOOK, A NEW PLANET!

THE CONTRARIAN The space-ship is quiet, just an occasional quiet boop, boop, ping, from the control panel saying all is well. Night shift pilot is dozing when the panel lights up, ‘PING PING Unusual substance detected’.  Pilot flips his fourth … Continue reading

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STICKY COCKLE

THE CONTRARIAN   OK, old folks, put on your thinking caps. Remember when we walked to school, some 60 or 70 years ago?  Remember the ditches along the mile or two of country road we travelled were colourful with wildflowers, … Continue reading

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IT’S MAGIC

THE CONTRARIAN Hi friend   —  I generally post to my blog in concert with submitting my column to the Dryden Observer.  It has not published for several weeks, nobody seems to know what is happening, anyway as a result I … Continue reading

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MAKING GAS

THE CONTRARIAN   A page from Willie Brant’s diary — Dull showery day, Joe and I are playing crib while we do a bit of quality control on some chocolatey Italian liqueur his daughter left behind after her last visit.  … Continue reading

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THE WAITING PLACE

THE CONTRARIAN Every day they gather at the Waiting Place, a couple of dozen dapper, well-groomed uniformed men, playing cards or smoking or just shooting the breeze. When it is ‘Time’, they all go out and each gets into a … Continue reading

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BUYING A TESLA?

THE CONTRARIAN There’s a lot of hype around electric cars these days, especially the Tesla, with new models coming out that might even be affordable for ordinary people. But you won’t see me rushing out to buy one because I … Continue reading

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