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a kind of magic

Big brand new rented car parked in narrow road. Add Spanish drivers, who are not always wonderful. M...
21128Apr 22

Best news website ever?

Every day a schoolday - and today in class I found out about NewsForKids.com - news snippets deliver...
878Apr 18

When world leaders, past, present, or wannabe, take on a challenge

The challenge is to turn the colour yellow to red. Wonder if anyone will recognize any of my att...
18919Apr 16

Beauty - or, those who cannot do, teach.

So this morning I tried a little, a very little, shea butter on my hair. It no longer looks like an...
51860Apr 12

When Solitaire's the only game in town

More and more people in their 30s and 40s are choosing to be alone, to have a social network but no...
28429Apr 3

Why hug?

That's fairly recent, the whole hugging thing, when I was younger (and mammoths roamed the earth, I...
666102Mar 30

April Fool!

April Fools day has become extraordinary for one unexpected reason - it is now the only day of the y...
27924Apr 1

How many dogs does it take to change a lightbulb?

Border Collie – just one, and then I’ll replace any wiring that isn’t up to code German Shepherd –...
1392Mar 6

Some guy called Obama

I looked wistfully back at March 2016 and guess what, there were 3 - only THREE - political blogs o...
1,454137Mar 26

Perfect gifts – edited from week-to-go to Got one! last comments

There was a joke suggestion on FB re the perfect Christmas gift for writers so naturally I re-posted...
1,003105Dec 18

I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and

25 years ago, thereabouts, my friend and her husband – I’ll call them Mary and John - and their 2 ki...
35221Dec 26

Avoiding the troll blog

but for those who took my comments personally, Art, Bekard - to be 60 or 70 or 80 does not make one...
57228Feb 19

your worst hell on earth

For me, right now, that’s noise. I can’t imagine anything worse, as three weeks of clattering bangin...
67276Oct 24

Perceptions, people.

Don’t even think of responding until you have read the bottom line. It was created by someone with...
38829Dec 28

Become famous - upset people. It's so today.

There’s a post on FB doing the rounds – the average Brit pensioner gets £79 a week, the average asyl...
48039Jan 11

Young kids nowadays

can identify any number of corporate logos cannot identify leaves from trees in their own garden...
86898Jan 4

You've slept with HOW many people?

Hundreds. HUNDREDS. Oh, I know you wouldn’t dream of having sex with a stranger without a condom...
1,40968Nov 2015

Absolute no-no's / forbidden fruit

We know the obvious ones: don't date your boss or your assistant. Dipping your pen in company ink is...
1,64443Aug 2015

Graduating from CS school

CS really is like a school - all the way from kindergarten to graduation. Okay, an odd one. We have...
2,419126Feb 2016

Haggle for love?

So - I finally got my salary offer for relocating - let's call it 15% on existing salary. Thanks, I...
1,358102Oct 2016

CS soap opera

Catching up on CS after a couple of days is like a soap opera - what have I missed? Marriages birth...
1,70832Oct 2015

How long is too long?

When we get involved with someone we graft them onto ourselves. Ripping that graft away is not only...
1,43545Jul 2015

My Dirty Dozen

I’ve been on CS two years now, met 8 people in real life, and talked to another 4 enough on skype t...
2,398117Mar 2016

You've changed

Every serious relationship you were ever in, changed you. Men change for women and yes, women really...
67563Dec 11

Reasons not to get married

Here's a couple, not young (knocking 60) in a really good relationship. One was very happily married...
1,17668Sep 2015

Normal people

Do normal people exist? First you have to define normal. Take yourself. Are you normal? YAY! Fin...
1,29318Sep 2015

In the future ..

In the future children will be raised believing it is their duty to seek a happy life, with just one...
55679Mar 22

Voy a mi bola

Move along please folks unless you can help me with some Spanish colloquialisms because I suspect my...
29333Mar 14

Changing my description, sigh

I've described myself as "a few extra pounds" from the start but I could always have stood to lose a...
55485Mar 5

Lost in translation

Ever had a hilarious translation error? Try one for yourself, if not - take an idiom from your own l...
53353Feb 27

Perfect match - but which one?

Let's call him A (for Adventure ) he's around 50, a good technician, will never have a problem findi...
1,027114Feb 13

Quantum weird other-worldly music - the theremin

I'd never heard of these before, not by name, and was bug-eyed watching one played in a classical co...
17210Feb 18

Other people buy straw donkey souvenirs in Spain TWO-YEAR-OLD BLOG

Just back and I'm still slightly in shock - I have started the process of buying a townhouse there....
1,51989Feb 2017

Extracts from The Jewish Buddha

Couldn't pass up the chance to annoy two religious groups at once - but actually I thought this very...
1409Feb 14

The rock and the hard place - a modern microstory about business

The company I worked for, after beating off many attempts at hostile takeovers in the past, was shoc...
21614Feb 10

English is so weird

Limericks by sound, and by spelling - There once was an old man from York who took a fat pig...
20017Feb 12

Really REALLY honest profile comments

You want honest profiles? I found some spotted on websites, pruned out the crudest, sharing twenty...
31918Oct 23

Replacing priests with OMG

Catholic priests have been taking a lot of flak in our lifetimes. Never married, no children, how DA...
66551Feb 7

All the things NOT in your profile

You are not your age, nor the size of clothes you wear, You are not a weight, or the color of your...
89291Jan 22

Anyone having good weather?

My daughter is walking her dog in 6 inches of snow. My friend there in Natal is resisting being wash...
856116Feb 1

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