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Is That A Symplexophon On A French Louis Philippe I See?

You know, we all have our own opinions, but what do you think is the determining feature that separates the haves from the have nots? What, if anything makes one better than the other?  Well in Dangerous Illusions you realize that besides the multi-million dollar bookshelves, the ownership of antique musical instruments, insider or privileged … Continue reading

The Trouble In Getting In Where You Fit In

“But what about her uncle? She had so little to go on, practically nothing of any substance, and yet he loomed so large over the entire household. He was a mythic creature, a legend. It was impossible to imagine him as the father at a wedding. Dancing? Rejoicing? He slipped out of all the scenarios … Continue reading

Big Similarity, Small Difference 大同小異 Daido Shoi

For as long as I can remember I have always been intrigued by the innovative modernization and the esoteric nature of Japan. My first fond memory in my early childhood was that of the grand sumo wrestlers in giant underwear from the before school airings of The Wide World Of Sports. As I got older … Continue reading

What Lies Beneath…

“The crack appeared at the bottom of the swimming pool on 1 January 1976… Oh God, Janet’s hand flew to her mouth. Hektor-Jan would go mad. They had never budgeted for something like this. He did not like little surprises like this. Memories of car bumpers she had scratched, jagged rainbows which Shelley had drawn … Continue reading

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