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Reflections in a Prison Cell


His life had been built on manners more or less, and some abilities, diffidently expressed, and a detailed crafted sense of what was right. He had a love of music, overriding in its intensity, because he knew that music never lies: … Continue reading

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And All the Wonders of the World


Each day he rose from bed at six, and made them both a cup of tea, “It’s looking cold” he might remark, or “Dawn is still some time away”. He was a man of fixed routine, who liked to live … Continue reading

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The Meteorological Guide to Forecasting Emotional Weather


Geoffrey Isotope, who worked in the ‘Jam’  section of the Ministry of Transport and Chaos, used his training to forecast the effect of the weather on traffic patterns and movement: all very good and worthy I think you’ll agree. Over … Continue reading

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Seasonal Good Wishes


It’s that time of year again, and for the third time, which makes me feel antique in Blogging terms, I wish one and all a very warm and lovely Christmas, and New Year. I have been fortunate to have made … Continue reading

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A Solitary Christmas


Never centre stage it seems, seen drinking morning coffee, always at the corner table,  walking down the street sometimes, over-staying at the counter, holding doors open for  strangers, tugging at a memory, now he walks unrecognised. A women askes her friend in passing ” Whose that guy who bought … Continue reading

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Nelson Mandela


Nelson Mandela was like a Dad to many of us and showed us all that losing faith is an option and not an inevitability, and that good men really can make a difference: his life and values made my life richer. … Continue reading

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Temptation and Consequences


He stood in the cold outside his former life and home and discovered the reality of what it is to be an exile. To see a world continue, but no longer be a part of it. With all that gone, … Continue reading

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Technical Update Victory and a Book


If you look to the right hands side of this post, you will see a button connecting this site to my FB page, created, in part, to talk about my book which is called. “Living Life Backwards”. Regarding the title, … Continue reading

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You Gotta Laugh


So I’m walking along, and here comes Nick, who I’ve not seen in a while but, you know Nick, he’s whistling and got his hands stuck in his pockets: cheery and all’s right with the world, and he gives me … Continue reading

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An Invisible Presence at The Birth


In almost every case the birth of a child is a moment of Joy, occasionally Panic, Fear or Unease: normally the product of stable parents but sometimes not, the child might be blessed with love or any response from a range of emotions.  In almost … Continue reading

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