Ends and Beginnings

It goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway, otherwise you wouldn’t know what I’m talking about, that one’s experiences during the first ten years or so of one’s life establish the norms by which one judges the rest of one’s life experiences. Here I am, for example, almost five more decades in, still being … Continue reading Ends and Beginnings


Good sport

As part of the ongoing project of gaining an understanding of the social and natural history of this area, I have been lent a book by a kindly uncle: Simla Past and Present (1904) by E J Buck (1862 – 1948), which has a very useful chapter on the twenty most common trees around here (more … Continue reading Good sport