1st April, 2022

Would you believe, I've run out of time to write this today but, if I hadn't ...  Well, it would most certainly have been an uplifting post.  After all, 2022 is turning out to be a cracker! Ist April; April Fools' Day.  Hands up who ever, really, had fun with that? ...

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29th March, 2022

If I had written this yesterday, as intended, my over-riding perspective would have been very different.  More positive?  No, impossible given the act of decadence dominating the news.  However, today, I was reminded of just how far we have fallen, brazenly!  For...

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25th March, 2022

I have forty minutes to throw something together here before I have to go out.  When I say, have to, I make it sound like hardship but the weather is absolutely glorious out there.  How I wish I was in that summer house in the Breakers of old before it fell into the...

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21st March, 2022

I nearly typed 21st March, 2023.  Sounds worse!  Not exactly enjoying 2022, though.  Is anyone?  Even the onset of spring, today, is failing to buoy my mood ... How to get rid of one's reader, immediately!  Or, perhaps not.  Honesty can never be a bad thing and, let's...

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18th March, 2022

Gosh, it's good to be back!  I know, it's only been a week but it's been a long one and, truth be told, I miss my outpourings twice weekly.  Second nature to me now and, remember, during the first lockdown, I posted every day ... but, then, you've read them all,...

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11th March, 2022

The Hero and The Hell Human nature knows no bounds It seems we never learn Has history taught us nothing? Why are we here again? Old as time, the lust for power The reason never changes I want so therefore I shall have Who cares the cost, arrange it! The day that...

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4th March, 2022

This blank page seems awfully blank today.  I'm really not sure how to begin or what I should write about.  I have my usual bits of paper with scribbled notes.  Most are about the heinous onslaught on Ukraine.  The rest seem, suddenly, irrelevant.  All-encompassing,...

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25th February, 2022

'Next week, I shall begin my operations on my hat on which, you know, my principal hopes of happiness depend.' Jane Austen, Personal Correspondence. Random, I'll admit, but just me clinging to 'that little spark of madness' - and 'maintaining my genius' at the same...

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16th February, 2022

With the click of a button, I4th February became 15th.  No time to write yesterday - or inclination, for that matter.  Too tired.  Too cold.  Too uninspired.  Let's face it, just utterly bored!  Is it just me or does this feel like the calm before the storm?  As...

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10th February, 2022

Misinformation Misinformation. That's information with a 'mis' The power of three little letters, who knew? The word of the 'now', it's the perfect misnomer For anything which threatens 'your' truth. For Covid has divided into brothers and foes And the 'experts' have...

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1st February, 2022

Month number two in 2022.  Help!  Soon be July and time for the build-up to Christmas ...  Sounds like an old Barry Cryer line but sadly, in this insane world, it's true. Anyway, as I sit here watching the fence hanging on for grim life, through the window, the wind...

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28th January, 2022

Look, my new thing is that I'm supposed to give myself no more than an hour to write this.  No deliberation, no correction just saying it as it is.  No change there, then, but restricting myself to sixty minutes to voice my opinion on the world?  It's taken me more...

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‘You’re only given a little spark of madness and, if you lose that, you’re nothing.’

Robin Williams