Monday, April 26, 2010

Too busy to blog.

A friend of mine has the journal kept by her grandfather when, as an army private he was sent to China to subdue the Boxer Rebellion. On the ship over there he and his pals amused themselves by playing cribbage and he used his journal to keep a meticulous record of his scores and to record his boredom at the dull routine of a troop ship. When he got to China he became fully occupied, had no time to write, and sadly his journal ends with a series of blank pages rather than a graphic first-hand account of warfare, vandalism and looting in which he took part.

Canvassing and leafleting probably isn't as engrossing as being an agent of British imperialism, but I do have stuff to do and no time to blog.




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