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Tragedies, contd.


And now, from our Doom and Gloom Department … (well, not entirely) … We attended a funeral today of the brother of a childhood friend of Elder Daughter – a friendship going so far back that we remember that hers … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction Fifty


As if I don’t have far more on my plate than I can chomp, I had a sudden urge to do some of the Flash Fiction I used to indulge in, as a useful exercise in brevity.  It occurred to … Continue reading

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Really Awfully Short-sighted View Lacking Vision


Paradise and parking lot Would seem to fit the case When looking at the ghastly blot Now fronting our old place. The views one fondly may recall, Out wide across the sea, Are now a lovely precast wall – What … Continue reading

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Off-Season Scene Seen Seizin’ Two Hemispheres …


. In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Off-Season.” At first I couldn’t find any off-season scenes; then I found too many but am using all of them.  They are all near-midwinter: three in UK from a while … Continue reading

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Well-composed portraits, rushed edits, and Bella Italia


I have been haunting our post box daily for over two months waiting for a parcel slip for something sent by airmail from Estonia, and could hardly contain my surprise when it finally arrived.  Presumably, after reaching Johannesburg in two days, it … Continue reading

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Really Awful Reaction and Action and Near-Deactivation


  I haven’t given up blogging … Well, not de-lib-er-rate-ly, No, I have been taking a flogging, For blogging’s given up me! My Windows gave me its swan-song, And Office also said, ‘So long!’ For what I had got badly … Continue reading

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On the Way; or Down the Road Apiece …


In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “On the Way.” This road is  about thirty seconds away from our front gate, and is the one most often followed when going anywhere.   Going anywhere usually involves a left turn halfway down the hill.  … Continue reading

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