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p 26

They’re not, of course. Though no further away
than from them, probably. (‘Notionally’ . . .
thanks Ken). Anyway, I wish them well.
It’s a harder place than it was.

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The poets? Their ‘wars’? Get over it,
I’d say. “Give out but don’t give up.”

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I don’t miss my birthplace, yet. At least
feel no more alien here than there

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1698 – a few years past the ‘glorious revolution’

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At the Governmental level (and in the press
to some extent) racism seems pretty prevalent here.
But at least at the purely local level, here (e.g.)
in a ‘provincial’* university, people seem to
be able to deal with ‘difference’ pretty well.
The students seem very un-segregated.


    

 


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