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Why I am no longer fond of this time of year

First off, the stressed people.  Even a fair number of the shoppers in town are looking grim and harried, or at least flustered.  The roads are full with drivers squinting into the gloom through their smeared windscreens and swearing at … Continue reading

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Farewell to Martyn

At the end of November, I lost one of my best friends. I am going to force myself to write about the loss, and him. Martyn Paul Jackson was an amazing man. One wonders just what he might have achieved … Continue reading

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Before Christmas is over…

… I thought I’d post my Christmas story featuring Aint the Goblin; appearing in the next few minutes under “Stories.” For anyone wondering at the big gap in the blog, my father died in September, and I have just spent … Continue reading

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News

Sorry for the time without updates. Have been in a down period; this coincided with a relapse of gaming too much, which generally goes together. I would claim the being down triggers the addictive behaviour as a coping mechanism, but … Continue reading

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A hopeful or hopeless Philistine?

I do not always get on with modern art. There is a lot about old art that I do not get even when I like it. I am pretty sure that the Philistines, whoever they were, had art and appreciated … Continue reading

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Black Day

It’s warm and the sun is shining, but I’m not happy.  I heave realised that it is now 5 years ago that I quit my last job because of stress and bullying, and have not worked since.  I split up … Continue reading

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A nice episode on the way

I have not got my book published.  But I actually got a nice turn-down from an agent.  Feeling daring, I hit “reply” and said “Thanks for reading and responding.  Perhaps the next one!” then I got another positive message back from … Continue reading

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