There are about fifty essays on this site, many of them well over 10,000 words. We're talking about the virtual equivalent of a small shelf-full of books. Or is that hyperbole? Two thick, hardbacks -
a la Martin Stannard - at least!

So to vary the pace I'm adding a section of shorter pieces, each dominated by a photograph, or a paragraph, or an incident, or a foible, or a throwaway remark, or whatever. Though my love for repetition - for variations on a theme - means that even these might run on for a bit.