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
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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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