Category Archives: Tyrannosaurus Lex

Spem in Alium

A man I loved, a man who had a profound and permanent and life-enhancing impact on me, died yesterday. I just wish I had been privileged enough to meet him. We are not good, in this country, at being male … Continue reading

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Pillow Talk

I am firmly of the opinion that a man’s bedroom is his castle. When I was still living at home this impression was only reinforced on those occasions when I found my mother glaring in at me like a gargoyle … Continue reading

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Morning Has Broken

I remember, once upon a time, not having sciatica. What I am finding increasingly hard to remember is what that felt like. It is 05:22. I have been awake since 03:50. The reason for this is that something right at … Continue reading

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The Fascination of What’s Difficult

I had an interesting conversation earlier today. My brother and I and our friend Bruce were talking about the pleasure that exists in difficulty. By that I mean both the pleasure one takes in accomplishing a difficult thing, and also … Continue reading

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Debt of Honour

I am one of those people who doesn’t have a problem wearing their influences on their sleeve. I am also one of those people who regards the lit-fic crowd with a definite mistrust. I consider story to be the be-all … Continue reading

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Morality vs. Rhetoric

Exhibit A: Mr. Obama embraced a disputed method for counting civilian casualties that did little to box him in. It in effect counts all military-age males in a strike zone as combatants, according to several administration officials, unless there is … Continue reading

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G for George

“God,” said Flight-Lieutenant H.B. ‘Mick’ Martin, DSO, looking up at the overflying plane, “is that a Lanc or isn’t it? What a monstrosity!” It was, indeed, a horribly ungainly adaptation of a Lancaster. Like all the great aircraft of WWII, … Continue reading

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