Tony Wright’s column: Life is brief. Pluck the day and share it with friends


A valued mate is celebrating his 70th birthday next month.

He’s been insisting I attend the dinner he is giving to mark this venerable achievement.

The thing is that he has taken himself across the world, and is living in the exotic city of Tangier, Morocco.

Ufto 6fToo far, I figured. Too difficult. Haven’t got the time. Or the spare cash. Dithering, it became easy to offer excuses to myself.

And yet.

My friend will never have another 70th birthday.

Many years ago, I…

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