A late-night conversation with an old friend in a remote windswept house

So, here we are, my first blog for nearly six months. Any excuse? Not really. Not only that but my headline is stolen – it’s all in a good cause, though. On 1 November Kathie Touin (that is Mrs Brown) released a new album of her wonderful songs, Facing The Falling Sky. And it isContinue reading “A late-night conversation with an old friend in a remote windswept house”

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Hello again

Now, where were we? Oh yes, writing a blog, at least one a month is my self-imposed rule. I see I published a blog each month until, oh, there was no blog in June. But there was one in July and then – err, nothing since. So, it is time to get this blog backContinue reading “Hello again”

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Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015

And so that was Christmas, to mis-quote John Lennon – “And what have you done? Another year over, and a new one just begun” as he actually sang on Happy Christmas (War Is Over). Well, we know one thing for sure, war and violence is not over. If anything, terrorism seems more unpredictable and brutalContinue reading “Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015”

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Arizona Dreamin’

Yes, I know the The Mamas & the Papas’ song is California Dreamin’ – incidentally, a great song and, according to Wikipedia, number 89 in Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. But California Dreamin’ is now off limits and it’s Arizona for me. Let me explain. My wife Kathie TouinContinue reading “Arizona Dreamin’”

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Brakes off, we’re speeding into 2013 and there’s no stopping…

Well, here we are, a week or so into a New Year. What will it bring for us all? For Kathie and me it started on a positive note – we went to one of the most enjoyable New Year’s Eve events we’ve ever attended. As we are in Scotland I should properly call itContinue reading “Brakes off, we’re speeding into 2013 and there’s no stopping…”

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