40 years on, when afar and asunder

Parted are those who are with us today

When you look back and forgetfully wonder

What you were like in your work and your play.

Here I am, shyly putting my toe into the waters of Substack. I thought I might as well begin my time here by acknowledging an anniversary and trying to recreate for those readers who are younger than me (statistically speaking, that will be the great majority of you) something of the atmosphere, manners, and modes of that time.

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