Monthly Archives: April 2013

Two Years, Two Hundred Posts


The strangest fact about Blogging is that no one, or very few people,  starts a Blog to read anyone else’s. That’s just a by-product of the process. I came to Blogging because I woke in the middle of the night … Continue reading

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Uncontrolled Brawling at Anger Management Class


The Rev Nigel Windstay was a busy chap and liked to keep his fingers in as many pies as possible: not all of them cooked by his wife which irritated the hell out of her.  When she got especially annoyed  he would tell her to … Continue reading

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Tea and Biscuits


I knew a lady , old  and  proud. Money was in short supply but from her dress and demeanor that would never show.  She never  complained . She had little but   her privacy and  guarded it closely. What her life … Continue reading

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Parting Words


You know that expression, “Live one day at a time”. Well there comes a day. for some of us, when we are living “One breath at a time”. That’s where Molly was at this moment. Not all bad mind you. The … Continue reading

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The Engagement


He loved her but it didn’t show. Gave her protection from a distance: understanding without a sense of intimacy. Just some guy in a cubicle crunching numbers through the working day. It wasn’t climbing Everest but it paid the bills. … Continue reading

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‘Ducker’ Barrington


Isn’t it curious how two very different aspects of human character can manifest themselves , under one roof, in one family and as a result of the same basic upbringing. ‘Ducker’ had a brother called Nicholas who, for some years,thought ‘Ali … Continue reading

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The Final Judgement


Not to rub it in, but it hadn’t gone all that well for Simon. Nothing too bad, of course. I wouldn’t like to exaggerate but he always remained, how would you say it, just outside the winner’s circle. Just below the balcony where … Continue reading

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