Monthly Archives: June 2011

Welcome to the Dead Basil Club

IMPATIENCE “Patience, n. A minor form of despair, disguised as a virtue”.                                      Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) It has almost become an annual right of spring – hundreds of beleaguered pesto lovers traipsing back to their local garden centres in search of … Continue reading

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A Perfect Sun Yat-Sen Moment

SOLITUDE & FELLOWSHIP “Nowhere can man find a quietor or more untroubled retreat than in his soul.”                   Marcus Aurelius “There is a fellowship more quiet even than solitude, and which, rightly understood, is solitude made perfect.”   Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) … Continue reading

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Ed Norton’s Guide to Practical Plant Pronunciation

SNOBBERY BY ARTICULATION “In order to acquire a growing and lasting respect in society, it is a good thing, if you possess great talent, to give, early in your youth, a very hard kick to the right shin of the … Continue reading

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