Monday March 30, 2020

A grave start for a president

I’ve never been one for box sets, because of the guilt, you see. They devour time. They’re the silent generator of the lost weekend.

8th March, 2015
Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood in House Of Cards (Netflix)

The garden rustles for attention, the dog pines for a walk, the heart grows weaker as the couch absorbs all energy and the box set steals every good intention. The most impressive array I’ve seen was in a priest’s house, which brought home to me, in a little epiphany, the loneliness of that life.

I’ve always liked Washington and its vast public spaces, its museums and galleries, even its creepy mechanistic...

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