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I’m sitting by your tree

Just before her birthday, her classmates held an event in her name. I heard stories of adventures and chats. Student type evenings in the pub, with regular checks of that ragtag little train table she kept.

She loved learning and reading and people, and all of that was here in one place. She’d be so touched they planted a tree for her. I’m eternally grateful too. They gave me a place to visit, to sit with her a while.


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Before nine nine nine is ate ate ate

You’ve made it to the bathroom. That’s not the problem. You lean heavily against the door. Shaking. Holding the walls for support. Head pounding. Stomach tight.
And still, that’s not what worries you most. Through your swimming skull you realise; you’re playing body roulette.
Desperately waiting for the coin to fall. Heads or tails.
Can you guess correctly?
Can you guess in time?

And you think to yourself. What on earth did I eat?

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I see you

We wait.
Faces come.
Recite. Review. Update.
Faces go. Tag.
Recite. Review. Update.
We try to rest. Tag.
Recite. Review. Update. Wait.
Every stage of the seven is recycled. Where are we now? Barter?
Fresh face. Tag.
Recite. Review. Update. Wait.

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Don’t take shortcuts – designers tales

“None of the files on the disc work!”climbing.jpg

The junior is learning much this week about glitches and hitches. Today’s one; dragging files onto a Mac blank disc only burns the shortcuts (alias) not the files. How many hours have been lost to this mayhem?!
Silly Apple, what were they thinking?

No choice but to get client to ship disc again. The learning curve may be steep.. But the deadline’s often steeper.

(Image Bernhard Witz)