Monthly Archives: October 2012

Being Promising, Predictable or Unreliable


At sometime in our life, dependant on age we should be one of the first two. Number three is a word used for those who have drifted off-line or ” done their own thing” to such an extent that they … Continue reading

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Not Quite the Big Bang Theory


I had a group of friends at University with whom I shared the first steps away from home,  discovered earnest conversation, bad cookery and  odd low-level eccentricities, the latest novels and beer. This mutual curiosity bound us to each other and we shared … Continue reading

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Oops


With regard to the previous post. Not sure what happened here. I was looking at some old posts and I pushed some button with this one and, lo and behold, its popped up as the post of the day. I’m … Continue reading

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Originally posted on countingducks:
“We’ll have the pie for dinner she yells across the flat. Her husband is in the kitchen making tea. He does that every day, and helps her dress, discussing the days fresh problems and her approach.…

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Living with Echoes


Sitting in a cafe recently  I glanced around myself to check the lie of the land before reading my newspaper.  My eye was caught by some old boy also sitting on his own. His clothes seemed as old as he … Continue reading

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Snacking Through the Fundamentals of Life


As anyone  who has studied the great philosophers, and thrown in a couple of brisk walks over the Himalayas during their life experiences can attest, few things demonstrate a person’s desire to connect with the world around him more accurately than … Continue reading

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The Value of People in Blogland


I had a comment made about a post of mine by someone who I consider to be a friend saying sometimes they were too shy to post a reply because, in essence, in their wording , “Too many well spoken people read … Continue reading

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Dignity and Grief and Values


I did not know her well. In fact I only met her once. Already immobile and living in a chair. That was about a year ago. Her husband had that patient nurturing quality which is always so impressive to me … Continue reading

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Face On A Boat


Kicked out of bed,  dad’s voice gruff but warm, he spoke in terms of needs,  his eyes of love .”Duty, chores and routine: all came first. Emotions were somehow  managed in between.”  Saying that he was a loving dad. In the manner … Continue reading

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Obscure Ruminations


“Keep your target firmly in your mind”, or  “Big Goals, small steps” are the kind of things I read in passing or hear on the radio or wherever all the time. You cannot fault them. Both of them ring true and make … Continue reading

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