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An Ash Wednesday Supper

An Ash Wednesday Supper

There were only three players in the mahjong parlour Friday evening, Noda, David and Ray. Mama was complaining about the unpredictability of business these days. Mind you, all three of us ordered grub and Noda and David drank their way through the evening so she did ok out of us. Tonight, however, the luck was with the sober Irish. Ray was the only winner in three out of six games. Details have become a little bit blurred in the Poor…

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How His Omega Precedes His Alpha (By Virtue of a Dormitive Virtue)

How His Omega Precedes His Alpha (By Virtue of a Dormitive Virtue)

Here is a pic of Old Ardle (black) insouciant in the face of defeat. Until he overlooked the fact that some of his tiles were about to be surrounded, Old Ardle had been playing a bit above his usual standard. I don’t say that he was on his way to victory, merely that defeat, though very likely judging from the early arrangement of tiles, was not likely to be so comprehensive as heretofore. The encirclement of the Black Cameltonian’s stones…

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Bogstop Lapse – No. 1.

Bogstop Lapse – No. 1.

I met old Ardle for lunch on Monday. We went to one of the Italian joints on Namiki Dori where, in Ardle’s own words, he is “known”. Known for what may be another matter. He spent most of lunchtime chatting up the waitress who used to be one of his – but I ought to leave that side of things to him over at his not recently updated [and now defunct – ed.] blog. Somehow his chatting up of the…

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Not Marching in the Field of Trasimene

Not Marching in the Field of Trasimene

I had a curry lunch with my old chum Flaminius Titus Ardlus Waddicus who had a Unique Glow about him. Ardle, as he is known to his friends, breezed into the restaurant plugged into his iPod and dressed in a brown Uniclo jacket, beige Uniclo hooded top, beige Uniclo baseball cap, a pair of Uniclo jeans and a pair of those trendy “N” trainers. A mutual friend of ours has suggested that he consider his advancing years, his spreading paunch,…

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