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Pancake Day

Pancake Day, and a time to remember my mum with fondness.

She hated making pancakes, and it has been, periodically, a source of merriment, particularly for my sister and me, remembering what that day was like back in the…

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Only A Pup

It’s been very quiet on the hill. But I saw my first “Other Person” of the month on my walk up to The Bench on Beinn Ghuilean today. Well, truth be told, I saw his dog first.

”He’s Only A

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Keep Things Stupidly Simple

You may have noticed that the subject of Homesong, the thing itself, gigs in homes, is not being talked about very much on this here Homesong blog at the moment.

It has indeed been a while. After The Covid Years…

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Free Speech

I’ve come to cherish free speech more than I ever did.

But part of the deal here, I’m coming to realise, in taking the notion of Free Speech seriously, is the need, our need, to start separating what is said…

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It’s Baltic Out There

It’s Baltic Out There.

I don’t usually look at the weather report. About the same amount as I watch the news. I’m not a farmer, and I like surprises. Like weatherman Michael Fish, and everybody else, I was surprised…

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A Fly-By

The Heron did A Fly-By with a stick in it’s mouth, circling a couple of times before landing to renovate its nest, high up above me.

That put a smile on my face. I pass that tree where the Heron’s…

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Focussing On The Niggle

I decided I’d walk everyday up to The Bench on Beinn Ghuilean during the month of February. It’s just an attempt to up the ante a little bit. I’ve been taking a daily two mile walk first thing in the…

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Row To Shore

Today is the fourth of the month, and on this day of every month, I religiously release a song, and have done for one hundred and forty one months in a row.

Those songs, like all our creations, all our…

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Poor Things

Today a film recommendation. Poor Things.

It’s certainly not for everybody. Quite surreal, with several short but quite explicit sexual scenes. There is also a certain amount of close up surgery.

But I found it remarkable. Like nothing else…

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Israel And Palestine

warning: Long Blog Ahoy!

This isn’t usually a political blog. Mainly because, as expressed yesterday, I have come to the opinion that my opinions on the subject have, over the years, been too much motivated by mere personal feelings, and…

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Weighing In

An old man, who I didn’t know, started talking to me on the sea front this morning - ”Don’t think I’ll walk so far today”.

Then he started telling me about a pain that had developed at the back of…

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