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Life, death and holes in the ground.
Deatheye
lil_shepherd
Not a good day today. Went out this morning with the dogs and put a foot down one of the almost invisible holes that litter our local rec. (Some of them are the result of an over-ethusiastic dog, others of practicing golfers, and some may even be due to rabbits.) I don't think I've broken anything, but a two hour application of ice (during which time I finally got around to watching the anime version of 'Iron Man: Rise of the Technovore' in which the Japanese animators failed to control their obsession with mecha) painkillers and a pressure bandage, I am able to walk, just. At least I own a great walking stick (classic hawthorn cane shod in metal with a polished ram's horn handle.) We have an agility comp on Sunday, and Bren was very good last night. *sigh*


I am indebted to Dave Langford and Ansible for the news that J.T. Edson, the Western-writing postman, died on 17th July, aged 86. He enlivened my teenage years.

Also Ray Lonnen of whom a (female) critic (I believe it might have been Dilys Powell) once remarked that to the effect that "the British Secret service need to send an undercover agent into Londonderry, so they pick a man so handsome that he could not walk along an Irish street without turning every female head."

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Ouch! Hope a night's rest helps...

I am indebted to Dave Langford and Ansible for the news that J.T. Edson, the Western-writing postman, died on 17th July, aged 86. He enlivened my teenage years.

Someone asked him once about writer's block. He said, "Every time I think I have writer's block? I get out my old postbag, and fill it with bricks. Then I go walk around my old post route. In the rain. Then I come home, change my clothes and get on with the book."

*Snerk!*

I thought he just retyped some paragraphs from an earlier book, possibly with the odd name change.

(I cannot explain my addiction to Edson in my middle teens, but I certainly had one.)

I never managed to get into Edson, perhaps because I'd already succumbed to Sudden. :)

Oh, I much preferred 'Sudden' (and still have my copies, at least of those written by Oliver Strange himself) but there aren't that many of those and I could pick up Edson for a few pence in Sheffield markets.

Edited at 2014-08-02 12:05 pm (UTC)

Oh, no! Sending lots of anti-inflammatory (and perhaps a few appropriate pro-inflammatory) vibes your way.

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