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By Colin MacInnes

London, 1958 - Soho, Notting Hill ... an international of smoky jazz golf equipment, espresso bars and hip hang-outs within the middle of London's rising adolescence tradition. The younger and stressed - absolutely the novices - have been making a international as varied as they dared from the normal photo of England's eco-friendly and delightful land. stick to our younger photographer as he documents the moments of a tender teenager's existence within the capital- intercourse, medicinal drugs and rock 'n' roll, the period of the 1st race riots and the lead-up to the swinging sixties. A 20th century cult vintage, Absolute newbies is still the fashion bible for someone attracted to Mod tradition and paints a brilliant photo of a altering society with perception and sensitivity.

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She and her husband, Bob, don’t exchange Christmas gifts but will, rather, “go in” on something: a new set of shelves for the laundry room, for instance, or a dehumidifier. They usually buy whatever it is in midsummer, so by December it’s been forgotten. It’s the same with their anniversary and birthdays: nothing. “But you can change that,” I often tell her. “Right,” she says, the way I do when someone suggests I learn how to drive. And it’s not just big-ticket items. She and I were at O’Hare Airport one afternoon, and passed a place that sold nuts.

Dusk was falling so quickly that you could almost sense the curvature of the earth arching away from the sun. My father looked out toward the lights of the station. A train whistled in the distance like a desolate bird. He knew I was writing about heredity. “Genes,” he said, frowning. ” I asked. He searched his inner lexicon. There was no word—but perhaps he could find a substitute. “Abhed,” he offered. I had never heard him use the term. ” I marvelled at the choice; it was an echo chamber of a word.

Abhed,” he offered. I had never heard him use the term. ” I marvelled at the choice; it was an echo chamber of a word. Gregor Mendel might have relished its many resonances: indivisible, impenetrable, inseparable, identity. I asked my father what he thought about Moni, Rajesh, and Jagu. “Abheder dosh,” he said. A flaw in identity, a genetic illness, a blemish that cannot be separated from the self—the same phrase served all meanings. He had made some peace with its indivisibility.  SHOUTS & MURMURS NEW WIRELESS-INTERNET PLANS BY SUSANNA WOLFF TV-BUFF-INFURIATING BUFFER PLAN For customers seeking to add even more suspense to their favorite television dramas, this plan offers the unique experience of having one’s video feed stop to buffer at a show’s most climactic moments.

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