Monthly Archives: January 2018

A moment when sound seems to stop.


The memorial service for our friend was held yesterday. It went smoothly despite me having to write out some of the music from memory late the night before, and a few last-minute glitches at the Chapel. In the evening his … Continue reading

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Double Start and Emotional Moment


  To Senior Primary first day, R, And Primary, first day, J, Already R has got quite far, And J is on her way!  It is with pride I see them steer, Thus, further, as they may, But can’t avoid … Continue reading

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The Abomination of Poultry Sacrifices


Saturday was occupied with more involvement on the two estate matters (I obtained a Death Certificate on the one, and traced and spoke to the Executor on the other), gardening, and work on jungle gym, as was today. At least … Continue reading

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Mortality and Telling of More and More Tallies of Mortality


The year 2018 has decided to test our mettle, and this second week particularly so. Christmas cards arriving late (with our postal system, how should it be otherwise?) contained messages of gloom, injury and doom from some friends and relations. … Continue reading

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Supermoon as Clark Kent; Raining Cats and Wolves.


    The best with supermoons I do Is make them seem as if they’re new! Although this one did last week sneak From all the clouds, the briefest peek; We also had a stack of rain; Good, that —  … Continue reading

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Two New Years and ET


It has been quite a while since I have written a short story, as I was reminded by the local publication of ‘Mercury Silver’  last month which includes three of mine.  I challenged myself to deliver another short-short one (under … Continue reading

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Joyful Year Straight Out of the Box to You!


Twenty eighteen see arrive, And we’ve made it here alive Except for those who didn’t, quite, But they won’t read this here tonight; And, for that reason. they don’t count In even teensiest amount; Quite a few, I have no … Continue reading

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