Category Archives: Quill & Ink: Scrolls

Longer posts with a theme or tumbling snowball of themes. Often refracted through the compound eye of a Legal Alien.

Response to Anna Quindlen – Family Snapshots

A while ago a friend sent me an article by the renowned American journalist, Anna Quindlen. It was a retrospective on motherhood by one who has survived its most arduous years. She acknowledges the ‘unreliable haze of the past’, the … Continue reading

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Flash Mob takes on Food Court

Someone forwarded me this video recently. I am generally hesitant about diving into forwarded messages or videos, my feeling being that for something to be worth forwarding it needs to be really good and I am a little skeptical. Then … Continue reading

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What happens when Capitalism comes full circle?

What happens when Capitalism comes full circle? As far as I can work out you end up in Rockville in an eerily Communist landscape. Rockville, for the uninitiated, is a massive six lane highway, or it might even be eight … Continue reading

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Armed to the hilt and fully covered

When moving to another country there is much that is unfamiliar and so navigating each day simply requires additional energy. After some time the perennial suspicion of being taken for a ride or short changed gently starts to subside. Realistically, nothing … Continue reading

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Our Hearts and Hosts in Cleveland

It turns out that our host in Ohio is probably alien, but not alien like me, genuinely alien. Not only does his blood clot like no other normal living being but a variety of CT scans have revealed that his … Continue reading

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Gobble Gobble – its upon us

The car speeds through Pennsylvania. Voices incant from the back of the car: “Are we going to sleep? “Yes.” we respond in emphatic unison. “Why are we going to sleep?” We ignore that one and have just succeeded in passing/overtaking … Continue reading

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Clockwork toys to Congress

I started to draft this post last Sunday which was not a good day. I finished it in the doctor’s waiting room, the second of the waiting rooms in which you wait in the US. This is something that Jerry … Continue reading

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