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Hankering for the Past

Hankering for the Past

Sicily – Under the watchful eye of Mount Etna the storied past of the island...

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Dojo Healing

Dojo Healing

I’m jittery and fragile but free of plaster and in the dojo, slowly turning lean...

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A Couple Gray Ladies

A Couple Gray Ladies

I have some questions for you, dear readers: Is it simply me, or is there no...

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Gawking Back

Gawking Back

Just about this time of year, 42 years ago, Dunhill’s of London, the famed...

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Hooked on a High Jumper

Hooked on a High Jumper

Okay, sports fans, the Games are over, Uncle Sam and Britain hit pay dirt, and the...

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The Ripples of Philanthropy

The Ripples of Philanthropy

An item in an American newspaper had me thinking of my father all last week. Old...

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Laid Up and Losing It

Laid Up and Losing It

GSTAAD—“He’d fly through the air with the greatest of ease, that daring...

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Southpaw Prose

Southpaw Prose

What is it with these baldies? I turned on the television last week and watched as...

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A Humble Plug for a Worthy Cause

A Humble Plug for a Worthy Cause

Rosa Monckton is married to my old editor at The Spectator, Dominic Lawson, and...

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Dwarfs on High

Dwarfs on High

From my bedroom window I can see a little girl with blond pigtails riding her...

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Guest of Honor

Guest of Honor

The readers’ Spectator party was as always a swell affair, with longtime...

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Parties, Pols, and Parking Wars

Parties, Pols, and Parking Wars

I am trying to decide with some friends what is worse, English weather or English...

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Ancient History All Over Again

Ancient History All Over Again

The two most beautiful words in the history of the world, and in any language, are...

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From Humorless Harridans to Pugs

From Humorless Harridans to Pugs

I always thought the Freuds a pretty sordid bunch, and after the latest...

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