Monthly Archives: June 2017

Overshare from an Edit


Originally posted on Leslie Hyla Winton Noble:
In a novel I recently edited set in 1930s, the main character asks another to stay in his home with a young girl while he is out, and is asked what they should…

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Another independent bookshop comes to The End —


— and the cups will run dry. In 2009, a young girl named Kerry returned to Amanzimtoti from Cape Town, where she had first been employed, filled with experiences of boutique bookshops found in that area and determined to start one … Continue reading

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Backing up your Blog Content


Originally posted on suzannebowditch:
I just read some great advice from Hugh W Roberts blog, hughsviewsandnews.com. Its something that I’d never thought of – backing up your blog content – especially if you have a lot of posts, images, comments…

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The Last Squawk


          Thread of sound, whistle prints on mind, Gnaws like word from such ring can fall; Touch apart, broken one may find Wheeling echo of that sad call. © June 2017 Colonialist

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When Fathers’ Day Did Gang Agley


  But, Mousie, thou art no thy-lane, In proving foresight may be vain; The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men Gang aft agley, … Rabbie Burns, written 1785 Younger Daughter had things all planned for Sunday. She was going to … Continue reading

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Foe cuss, but not an enemy curse.


The earliest invention For Focus of attention, But here you’ll find the joke is It’s always out of focus! When on midwinter scene The focus may have been, You don’t expect to find A beach, and yachts all lined; The kids … Continue reading

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Watson a Name?


It’s elementary, my dear: What’s pictured on your sporting gear With no colonialist show Should there, on any portion, go; The Springboks came from bad old days, But now a bloke who cricket plays Must as a Protea be known … Continue reading

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