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December 28, 2017

 As I approached the glass case with its fabulous necklace I was greeted by a Christie’s expert.  He may have assumed that I represented someone important and been sent as a scout.  Otherwise why else would I be there?  Little did he know!  In any case, he had nothing...

December 5, 2017

The first day of the Christie’s viewing I missed.  I was too busy.  On top of everything else I wound up doing a long and involved lameness exam and then there was a scratched cornea and after that a colic.  On the second day I had much better luck.  The Emirates Tower...

November 25, 2017

 It was in October 2006 as I was reading the Gulf News that I happened to find out about an auction.  An article said that Christie’s was bringing a collection of jewelry to be displayed at the Emirates Towers Hotel for two days.  After this brief showing the collectio...

November 14, 2017

            This was my third year playing the trumpet at my community’s Remembrance Day service.  I played taps while the flag was lowered.  Exactly how this role came to be mine, how I happened to be playing the trumpet at all and the whole convoluted account of my m...

October 10, 2017

I was born in Australia and grew up on a farm.  In childhood I heard and loved the ballads and narrative poetry that was the signature literary style of the Australian bush.  Poems were entertainment.  They told stories about mad-cap cricket matches that ended in chaos...

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