Monthly Archives: September 2016

Leaves Like Shoppers – a Poetic Blog

“All the tree knew was that it thrilled with life” – Edgar Lee Masters, Spoon River Anthology The picture above was taken earlier today. I happened to be taking photos of the garden when Al – aka the Cat Who … Continue reading

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On the Naming – & Reading – of Cats

“The naming of cats is a difficult matter …” – TS Eliot This is Al, aka The Cat Who Came to Dinner. So inevitably, today’s song is this one. No cat references, but lots of Al ones. I love most … Continue reading

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Enough Adulting Already: Cancer & Me

Another day, another check up: per usual, at the hospital where I spent my first few stays on psych ward. The ward relocated years ago to a separate, purpose built location, but a shiver still goes down my bipolar spine … Continue reading

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Eye Corners

Some short fiction for you My ophthalmologist is worried. So is the lass at Spectaculars, and one of the lads on my darts team. And the DVLA. Or they would be, if I told them. I’m not going to. I … Continue reading

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Delay, Light & Dark: World Suicide Prevention Day

A wise friend once told me that even the most negative of character traits can be helpful, in the right circumstances. Take, for example, procrastination. Also known, by those of us who use spellcheckers a lot, as delay. Today¬† (10 … Continue reading

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