Tag Archives: reflections

An Unrequested Departure


“I’m not very good at dying. You get very little training in it and, as far as I know, you only get the one chance so if you muck it up, you don’t make the proud exit of your dreams but  … Continue reading

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Adventure In The Shadows


I came across her as she was walking down some road in the dark, with the rain pouring off her face and back, and I demanded she just get in the car and out of the weather till she muttered “Pervert” and … Continue reading

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Windbag Nige


Lets get the hard facts out of the way, and I choose my words with care.  I was sitting next to the head of the “Stomachs Must Be Filled But I Don’t Feel Like Cooking” committee ,and reflecting on the problem … Continue reading

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A Fragment Of Understanding


I am old enough to know that the voyage of life is something I will never understand. Most of the things which happened to me are becoming sensible only in retrospect and clearer with the passage of time. I am one of those men who raise … Continue reading

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Hold Onto Your Hats. It’s Christmas Once Again


For the fourth time now, masquerading as Countingducks, I am very happy and pleased to wish the Albanian with his family of goats and all my other Blogging chums, many of whom have become cherished friends over the passing years … Continue reading

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The Intermittent Bachelor


There I sat, pleasantly full after a late breakfast, watching the smoke from my cigarette move lazily up the window frame. In my other hand was a smallish glass of whisky, which I raised to sip before exhaling pleasantly, nodding to … Continue reading

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The Secret of A Long Life By Sedgemoor Longridge


“Sedgy” as he was known to his friends, most of them having died of course, him being ninety one, was holding forth to his son on his invigorating approach to “Living.” “Well, the first fifteen or sixteen years, as you know, are … Continue reading

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