Exploring a Hard Drive and finding …

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Why Do I Write? Talent? Stringing words together (my father’s assessment) remains my only talent after a lifetime of exploring other possibilities. It is a talent I failed to recognise within myself even when others saw something worth a mention. A Grade Four (ten years) exercise had our teacher defend […]

Story behind the poem

Roger McGough: salute to the master

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https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/Poem-Of-The-Week–Let-Me-Die-A-Youngmans-Death-By-Roger-McGough *** My poem Thank You, Roger McGough was among a small selection I submitted to the London Magazine  way back when. The editor called me in for an interview and told me he would publish the poem Meekatharra  if I would remove Roger’s name from the one I wrote to thank […]


Macular maintainance jabs

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Every eight weeks, both eyes receive an injection to prevent the worsening of macular degeneration. I have learned to bth breathe in and out of mouth while wiggling toes thus handling the pain down to almost zero. Bit bleary eyed just now. Can’t read. Coffee, maybe TV or back to […]



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CONVERSATION Once I had a lot to say until I learned what not to say in order not to give offence to avoid battering against the fence of deeply held belief. So it was with relief that I broke the habit and no longer grabbed at conversation.   Then I […]


Facing the hurdle of my habits

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Am I made of Teflon? Or ordinary lack of ‘stickability’? Jumping into projects then fading within few days? A diet which shows that, yes, if meticulously followed, shows a much needed slight drop in weight only to succumb to an Uber offer and ordering fast food I would never ordinarily […]