Greetings and Desires

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  • To say you’re welcome were superfluous.
  • To place upon the volume of your deeds,
  • As in a title-page, your worth in arms,
  • Were more than you expect, or more than’s fit,
  • Since every worth in show commends itself.
  • Prepare for mirth, for mirth becomes a feast:
  • You are princes and my guests.

Pericles, Prince of Tyre, Act II, Scene 3
Welcome to my feast of mirth. Think of it as Hedingham Internet, my virtual castle. This is where I put my new writing, under the correct name this time. A blog is more convenient than a sheaf of inky pages, and it’s much harder to lose–or destroy..

I began my internet postlife on Twitter in 2015. Brevity may be the soul of wit, but Twitter’s original 140-character limit made one look witless.

  • Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
  • Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
  • Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
  • And summer’s

Thus a blog, for things that needed time and space.

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Even after new posts go live I continue to work on them. The web lets you edit forever– you never finish, you just stop. If you read a post when it first goes up, you might want to check it again after a week or two. The changes are usually small –a better word, a shorter phrase– but occasionally there’s enough improvement to warrant another look.

I hope you enjoy what I’ve written, both the old and the new.
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