The Magpie Cafe Closes

because I couldn't enforce "the right to refuse service". Let me explain. This summer (2022) a banded pigeon took shelter and refuge in the cafe I had created for the local Magpie population. Okay, I thought. After all, I'm an open-minded free spirit who believes in compassion, etc. and so on. Freedom is perhaps my … Continue reading The Magpie Cafe Closes

Christmas comforts me

"It's coming on Christmas, They're cuttin' down trees, They're putting up reindeer, And singing songs of joy and peace", are lyrics from 1971, Joni Mitchell's famous song "River". It's the third track on the second side of her even more famous album Blue.┬áThe picture above shows my record, an original and constant companion, as well … Continue reading Christmas comforts me