Monthly Archives: May 2017

Fast Food Writing


Originally posted on Leslie Hyla Winton Noble:
Editors and style advocates these days are promoting the conversion of gourmet meals of words into packets of popcorn. Is this really what has become necessary to keep the public reading? The above…

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Going Wild on Cats


This feral kitten, from the factory part of where Younger Daughter works, has become the latest member of the household. She has been named Cassie, and is making great strides in settling down. She used the sandbox from day one. … Continue reading

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Bite in the Bark


Wordle 301 with given words taken in order and rhymed. Breathe cold while snapped-off icicles melt to seep Through bark like stones of overlapping ice; Each limb this season will crack its place to keep, Crimped, till grass and blue will … Continue reading

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Frozen Fleeting Fish-like Flashes


The Daily Post photo theme for the week is Evanescent and I have chosen to interpret this with the fleeting images of airborne dolphins we had at a child’s birthday party held today at Durban’s Sea World. I know the subject … Continue reading

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Buying a Farm


To say someone had ‘bought the farm’ or ‘bought the plot’ or simply ‘bought it’ has had morbid connotations, for airmen in particular, since World War 1. It meant dying as a result of a crash or of being shot … Continue reading

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A Farming Heritage


On Saturday morning we met some friends on a visit from England at the Shongweni Farmers Market. Although within easy distance, it is somewhere we have not previously visited, and we were glad the venue had been chosen. The views … Continue reading

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Steps on Water, Land, and Air


The picture below, taken of the route to J’s school a full day after the rains had stopped, is one that should have been used for the previous post.  It gives some idea that getting the kids to school had not been for … Continue reading

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