Tag Archives: self-esteem

A Gap In The Love Chain


Bernard Monkfish, not blessed in name or nature, was the product of a father whose imagination was exercised with little awareness of its effect on others, hence his son had become a nervous and wary adult, which is the point at … Continue reading

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After The Funeral


The mourners stood around him eating cakes and sandwiches not made by him. Some catering company he employed to do the work, did the work while he stood near a corner of the room, watching his guests share mourning and their … Continue reading

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Supporting A Football Team


I am a man of stolid loyalties, which mark my life from everything to do with  morning routine through to lunchtime sandwich fillings and sports interests. Since the dawn of my maturity, I have supported the same football team, and in … Continue reading

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Shameless Talk About Publication Date


Some time ago I wrote a post about people whose life was unsettled because they had an extreme degree of good manners. In it there was a general who refused to attack the enemy because, he considered it to be … Continue reading

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Wardrobe Function


My wardrobe, like a mature garden, changes with the seasons but no new plants or clothing items are purchased. As the weather grows warmer, the jacket comes off and then the jumper and I just walk around in a shirt, … Continue reading

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A Small Blip in a Glittering Career


Simon Warmsley- Maddock, ( his mother had added the ‘Warmsley’ in a fit of vanity), when a boy of six, was a smooth cheeked young lad whose complexion was eased towards his parent’s idea of perfection by a diet of chocolate,  doughnuts … 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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I Have Friends


Allow me to show you a picture of one of my dearest friends. Whether in rain or shine, he will smile at me with the merest click of the keyboard  :) . He is a small round yellow  head of few words. To be … Continue reading

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Social Vertigo with Cowardice. The Adventures of the Comtess de Pravité


The Comtess de Pravité, a noted thrill seeker in her youth, had morphed slowly into a settled and plumpy life style quietly funded by her husbands inherited wealth. Of late she had, despite her advancing years, been seen out with a number … Continue reading

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Who Inspires You


Recently I saw a brief clip of Stephen Hawkins on television : he communicates from his largely impassive face through imperceptible movements in his cheek which somehow translate into computer speech. Literally  he is an old man trapped in a wheel … Continue reading

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