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Striking a Really Awfully Happier Chord


More than a year ago         You saw me here re-chord Some notes of utter woe At seeing pianos go That were so much adored. Well, early now this year, I tried some keyboards out, But all of those, I fear, … Continue reading

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Half and Half, or Bewildering Be-Buildering.


In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Half and Half.” Gradually it has happened that the only remaining original parts of the house we are waiting patiently to move into are the walls (most of them, anyway) and the roof.  … Continue reading

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Woeful Wails – When Life Sounds Like a Different Kind of Beach


In March I threw a pity party on the subject of cellulitis.  This was such a resounding failure I have decided to do it again. Friday early evening saw me galloping merrily up and down steps in between some serious … Continue reading

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Life can (still) be a real beach!


One of the saddest things about losing our old home was the lack of access to an unspoilt beach through the fascinating dune forest.  I had forgotten that I am one of the custodians of a conservancy which has just … Continue reading

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Really Awful Quote of the Day


To those to whom, concern, it may, You don’t know who I am, I say, And that’s the way It’s gonna stay!  –               Anonymous

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Really Awful Car-lamity, Exercising Temper-Rants*


Selling cars, the regulation Calls for forms for registration; Phoned: ‘We close at half-past-two;’ Went at two the deed to do.          Woe! The gates were firmly closed – ‘Cept when leaving was proposed – Guards at gate waved all away, … Continue reading

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Sea-through doors


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Door.” (And for something else not a door able, look here!) © Colonialist July 2015 (WordPress)

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