Archive | May 2012
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The first babies of the year have begun to appear at Mill Lake, where I take my daily constitutional. It is an opportunity to consider different parenting styles. The families of Canada geese glide across the water like convoys of battleships. They always travel in a tight formation—with one of the parents leading the way, […]
At the end of her book Tigerlily’s Orchids, mystery writer Ruth Rendell, talks about one of her characters watching some new neighbours who have moved in across the street: “Duncan watched them from his front windows, imagining lives and dramas for them that bore no relation to reality.” Rendell here reveals one of the distinguishing […]