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Any association with current residents of Borrodale College is purely coincidental. Please don't pester them for the sins of their forebears.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Issue 22 - On Simple Truths

Hello friends,

It has occurred to us that our customary salutation in these emails - 'friends' - is a term that has been debased by the social upstart 'facebook'. For the site to associate friendship with a mere mouseclick of assent, or worse, rejection is a travesty, when you consider the richness and depth of relationship which the word 'friendship' can entail.

Rest assured, dear reader, that our salutation to you is heartfelt and sincere. You receive this publication not resulting from a fragmented, tangential and somewhat irrelevant communication in hyperspace, but as a valued member of our readership. This week again we are excited to have manifested the depth of your insight, with two lively letters to grace our front page. And continuing this theme of exploring the way we use words is a witty essay from Mr Frazer.

It has also come to our attention that the emailed attachments may be a greater burden than some of your mailboxes can bear. If you would prefer to receive a link each week from Borrodale Press, allowing you to download our publication at your convenience, please notify us and we will endeavour to set this up.

Enough said. We give you Issue 22.

With regard,

The Borrodalian Team

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Issue 21 - You'd never do that to Mozart

Dear friends,

Twenty one is a significant number in our society. But at Borrodale Press we don't like to draw particular notice to the issue number, unless we are really struggling for things to write in this welcoming missive. Having said that, we are delighted to bring you an issue that contains not one, not even two, but three, genuine (ie not fabricated by the Editorial team or from our staff writer, Martha), reader contributed letters. Now that's far more worthy of celebration than merely reaching the one and twentieth anniversary of taking your first breath.

With that, we leave you hanging in eager anticipation of the juicy morsels that await you inside.

Until sweet twenty-two,

The Borrodalian Team

Monday, August 13, 2007

Issue 20 - Mission?

Dear Friends,

How are you? It's been a while since we spoke in person - pray accept our apologies. May this edition serve to care for our relationship during our geographical separation. We hope that this morning finds you well wherever you may be. And, with any luck, this weeks missive won't transmit a virus or draw a veil of pessimism over your vision. As always, breathe deeply, sip your coffee and relax – the moment has come ...

Ever yours,

The Borrodalian Team

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Issue 19 - The obsession with rights

Dear friends,

Welcome to the most read section of our newspaper. Congratulations for making it this far!

But having reached this noble point, do not consider, gentle reader, that your work is done. We hope you merely pause for breath, as would a hiker taking in a scenic vista but midway up the mountain. Rally your flagging sherpa and press on to the summit (conveniently located in the attached file - no sweat or tears need be shed in this ascent).

We hope that the dizzying heights are not too great, and that the view you find is pleasant and refreshing.

Slide gently down the southern face and on into Monday.

Ever yours,

The Borrodalian Team