on 12/2/02 1:34 AM, david.bircumshaw at [log in to unmask] wrote:
> A very curious way to play truant, true, Arni. My adventures then did also
> include Egyptian and Norse mythology, essentially I grew up in a cultural
> desert, and I live in one still.
I think, a few years back, you and I, possibly, lived just around the corner
from each other! Now, had we known that then, there would be no talk about a
> One thing I envy about other places is the
> openness of cultural dissemination, I've noticed this in France, Spain and
> recently in Australia, here in England there is a kind of cult of
> not-talking about things, if you pry and prise people enough you will find
> they've read all sorts of things, but in conversation they are more
> interested in talking about property values, if anything.
It's possibly a 'northern thing', Dave. And even an 'island thing', so if we
have a 'northern island situation', we're properly quacked. Both of us.
> There is a coldness in the heart of this land, and its frigid winds blow
> through every reave of the soul.
I will not object to this, Dave. It's even colder than a certain island I'm
all too familiar with. But, being a 'bloody foreigner', I'll refrain from
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