1. Sitting with Granny watching a buzzard's wings change from black silhouette to brown and back again as it turns in the sky above us.
2. My father looks into the skip at his dismantled bathroom and bemoans forgetting to use the loo for the last time that morning.
3. My writing teacher recommends a radio play based on Kressman Taylor's Address Unknown. It was only broadcast on Friday, so there's still a chance to listen to this chilling piece -- set in 1932, it consists of letters between a German and his Jewish business partner back in the US.