HOW MARVELLOUS the Interweb is. Google is not “evil” but it’s very “live”.
Magee is the 93rd most common name in Ireland, or so it is told.
Sometimes Google it makes me wonder who I am. Am I Dr Mike Magee, who writes books about all sorts of stuff? Am I the famous poker player? Am I the soccer player, born in Chicago 1984? Am I MikeyMagee on Twitter? Am I tattoo artist Mike Magee? Have I translated Sanskrit books into English? Am I Adamson Rust? Am I Eva Glass? Am I Eva’s sister, Harta Glass? Am I C. Shanti? Am I Lokanath Maharaj?
Or am I none of the above?
It’s all very confusing. Who am I?
Am I a Lavengro or a Sapengro, pal?
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AT the Mind shop in Walton Street, Jericho, today I rediscovered an edition of Gargantua and Pantagruel by Rabelais – a first limited edition of 750 copies, my copy is 411. It’s a very beautiful set of two volumes.
I snagged it. It only cost 20 quid. I think that I will have to contribute to Mind more than I take from it.
Let me give you another example of my awful egoism. I won a bottle of boiled sweets in a central Oxford shop – the question was to guess the number of sweets. I guessed 93. I was right. As the lass said, not bad for a 50 pence donation to a charity. I’d just been to the dentist. I should have banged in another two quid to the charity, at least.
I have this notion that I am taking more out of the world than I am giving. I blame the semiconductor companies. They’re easy to blame. I guess I’d better go back and give some more money to Mind. ♦