Monthly Archives: May 2016

Black Cats, Stigma, & Sheffield, Again

We humans are creatures of associations. I was back in Sheffield yesterday: “back” in that I worked there for 20+ years, then had a break of two years or so. Then I was back again, for one very intense year, … Continue reading

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Back to the Garden: My Inner-Hippy, & Me

Warnings for: Inner-hippidom; comparative serenity, & rat guts One of the joys of having a cat about the house & garden again is that they are very good at bringing me down to earth. This cat is a hunter, though … Continue reading

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Henry & the Land of Sentient Chairs

Some short children’s fiction for you Henry was out with some mates late one night when he spotted the chair. Henry was 10, so “late” meant it was fast approaching twilight. As for the mates, they were more like acquaintances, … Continue reading

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A Hole in the Breast is Better than Three in the Head

Warning: whinging, swearing, boobies, Smurfs. I’m writing this in the garden, though I may have to break off and go inside. Because it’s a mite chilly, & I’m nesh. Another day, another hospital appointment. But at least it’s a day … Continue reading

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Oh Very Young: a Blog for Mother’s Day

“Oh very young / what we leave at this time / we’re only dancing on this earth for a short while …” – Cat Stevens, “Oh Very Young” Hi, Mom. It’s nearly Mother’s Day. This year’s song is by Cat … Continue reading

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