When politicians talk about a return to normal soon being here, it is like a promise made to children as they nod off to sleep that Never Never Land is on the horizon of their closed eyelids. Since 2020, leaders asked citizens to believe in fantasy over the reality of our dire…
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Essays from the archives of Harry Leslie Smith "Maybe it’s my advanced age and knowing that I will be dead soon that makes me angry and resolved not to…
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Excerpt of I Stood with Harry "When you moved to new digs, your mum found a new lover, Bill Moxon, who was good with his fists, enjoyed his pints and…
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If you are waiting for a business deal to be greenlit or officially tossed in the bin, summer is not your season. Nothing new gets approved or turned…
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Where I live, summer has left the ground parched. It’s been a dry season with few deluges. But when storms come, they come with violence and…
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Harry's Last Stand excerpt "It ends where I began my life – in a Britain that believed health care depended on your social status. So if you were rich…
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Harry Leslie Smith reflects on the Canadian experience of cottaging in summer. "I am straddled between two universes: one of light and hope, the other…
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Duty of care: We are all interconnected with those we love, even those long dead. Our duty of care is to keep people feeling loved, valuable and needed…
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