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Batteries and warm eggs

Ihave now been on the barge for just a couple of months and am gettingto know it just a little bit better. My confidence is growing, probablyby more than it should - but then, I long ago gave up trying to matchmy confidence with any sense of reality, since both seem to operate ina chaotic system akin to the climate. .…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Darkness visible

This morning I woke to find the river flowing in the wrong direction, the barge rising at an alarming speed. .…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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May Day, May Day... ---...

David Ransom retires, but refuses to retreat, from New Internationalist.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Another year is possible

At my home we have seen in the New Year in our particular way. Agathering on one of the larger barges toasted the hour. The smallpugnacious bitch had been tranquilized against her terror of theexplosions that quickly followed on the island between the two pubs andthe lock.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Fresh-water sharks

I returned to the barge late last night after a hellish drive fromOxford. The main road had been closed - an accident, I presume - withthe result that streams of heavy traffic, including giant trucks, werediverted through tiny Cotswold villages with overhanging trees. For awhile my distopian vision returned - dead drivers strapped into carsthat have been immobile for years.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Light on the water

I don’t really know why my life has taken this nautical turn.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Niña’s Ark

So El Niño’s cold sister, La Niña, has deflected the jetstream andsubmerged the Heart of England under foul water. When in distress, it’shandy to finger something five miles high or off the coast of Peru. .…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Stormy waters

As the sun set last night behind the woodland that runs from themooring up the valley side, and I sat on the back (I mean ‘stern’) deckreading, I heard the squawk of a bird close to my ear..…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Floating trailer-trash recycled

Of all the insurgencies around the world, among the smallest and least likely must surely be ours, writes David Ransom.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Floating trailer-trash recycled

Of all the insurgencies around the world, among the smallest and least likely must surely be ours, writes David Ransom.…

  • Sun Jan 15 12:17:00 2012
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