Michael's Latest Interactions
Posted on: Mar 01, 2017 at 11:28 AM
Sometimes wish I was closer (or richer) to attend some of those reunions. It's be good to see the old streets of Chelsea again.
A visit is on the bucket list.
Posted on: Jan 23, 2017 at 11:01 PM
Was contacted today and had a pleasant phone call with a classmate who for part of the year is about 50 miles from us.
Peter actually left Sloane 2 years before I arrived as a terrified 11 year old but still a link with the past with common experience is always welcome.
Sloane in Florida!
Always saddened to see such news in one (comparitively) so young. As a survivor I know the feelings, fears and progression of emotions that accompany the diagnosis. Sympathy to his family & friends.
Gordon was before my Sloane time. But I'm always saddened by seing this list grow. My sympathy to his family snd friends. Mick.
Welcome Brian. You were a couple of years ahead of me but glad you're here.
Posted on: Jun 24, 2016 at 12:57 PM
So now Brexit is a reality.
Next is if Trump gets elected half the states will pull out of the union. Of course if Hillary gets elected the other half will do so.
Posted on: Apr 08, 2016 at 6:13 PM
I think Mark's message is saying it's time to upgrade my 1997 vi tage Netscape Communicator.
Posted on: Feb 29, 2016 at 4:20 PM
I rarely subscribe to sayings and legends re affairs of the heart etc but Feb 29 provides an exception:
In Italy, where they say "anno bisesto, anno funesto" (which means leap year, doom year), there are warnings against planning special activities such as weddings. The reason?
"Anno bisesto tutte le donne senza sesto" which means "In a leap year, women are erratic."
After all, why should they be different, on Feb 29th, to the remainder of the time?
Posted on: Jan 25, 2016 at 4:30 PM
Re: recent updates.
Fascinating and somewhat deflating to see part of my youth officially designated as *History*!
Posted on: Sep 02, 2015 at 8:17 PM
This poem's still true for those learning English as a secondary language:
I take it you already know
Of tough and bough and cough and dough?
Others may stumble, but not you,
On hiccough, thorough, plough, and through?
Well done! And now you wish perhaps,
To learn of less familiar traps?
Beware of heard, a dreadful word
That looks like beard and sounds like bird.
And dead – it’s said like bed, not bead –
For goodness sake, don’t call it ‘deed’.
Watch out for meat and great and threat
(They rhyme with suite and straight and debt):
A moth is not a moth in mother,
Nor both in bother, broth in brother.
And here is not a match for there
Nor dear and fear for bear and pear.
And then there’s dose and rose and lose –
Just look them up – and goose and choose,
And cork and work and card and ward,
And font and front, and word and sword,
And do and go, and thwart and cart –
Come! Come! I’ve hardly made a start!
(From the Manchester Guardian, 1954)