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Malone: more a mindset than a pin on the map

P. Weil (pronounced Vile) objects to being referred to this way because he thinks it makes him sound like a bit-part player, when he aspires to be a leading man. He begs for a new blog name that will make … Continue reading

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The perils of the window seat.

Imagine the horror. This morning I boarded my flight from DC, found my seat (window–I prefer aisle, but you have to pay for those these days) and squeezed into it past a very thin man sitting to my left. Attempting to … Continue reading

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Iphone, Iphone, take my call: who’s the fairest of them all?

I write from 30, 000 feet, thanks to the wifi service available on my American Airlines flight to San Diego via Dallas Fort Worth. The floating on air feeling is welcome, because the week since my vacation ended has been rather … Continue reading

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Engineer Porn

Regular readers of this blog will know that the Crone grew up in a home where every appliance and artefact had had its life artificially extended. The Crone’s father is an engineer and this, coupled with his youth in the … Continue reading

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See you at El Cid

The Crone has had a wonderful day in San Diego, thanks to Craig and Danny. Craig picked her up at the hotel in his cab this morning and got chatting on the way to the swap meet. “Why d’you want to … Continue reading

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Fur coat and no knickers

The Crone is staying in a most peculiar hotel. As is the way with most hotels today, it is coming down with cushions, accent lighting and occasional tables (the Crone has never understood what these tables are on the occasions … Continue reading

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Not the Hilton–and all the better for that

All kinds of interesting experiences this weekend in the eastern part of North Carolina, where there is a whole lot of nothing at all, most of it boggy. The Crone has just booked into a motel where the patron asked: … Continue reading

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