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It's been a while since I've posted something on here and thought it would be worthwhile to give a small update of where I have been. If you've been following along closely (and perhaps spying on me) you will have known I was in a philosophy master's program before the pandemic hit. In that year and some change, I had left behind the academic life for one in the public sector. I made my living for exactly 12 months of that year as a copy writer and the last five as teacher. But in a turn of...
Auditory hallucinations are the province of the schizophrenic. I wouldn't tell this story if it had been a subjective experience. I recognize myself as an unreliable narrator. But the things I heard, others heard. The things that happened to me, happened to my family. That alone gives me the confidence to tell you this. This story of how I became known as Sinister. First, I have to clear up something. In earlier entries I said that I attended a Private school, but I also claimed to...
Please indicate with an "X" on the lines provided, whether you: Strongly Disagree | Disagree | Neutral | Agree | Strongly Agree 1. This is the format of today's blog entry. __________________ | __________ | ________ | _______ | _______X_______ 2. Tests like these indicate far more about society's xenophobic need to categorize and label than any permanent sentiment of the subject. __________________ | __________ | ________ | _______ | _______X_______ 3. I...
Kentucky's landscape is filled with hills, pastures, caves and valleys. But those well-known aspects make one forget that lakes, marshes and swamps rule the unclaimed patches of land. Cranes and water moccasins dwell here too. Much of the land has watersheds and aquifers necessary for understanding the framework of this overlooked state. When the summer is hot, the air is muggy and dense. When the fall cools it down, the valleys fill with fog. And when the winter bites, the whole state...
First I want to briefly address a blog post you may have seen appear and vanish. I recently had a very harrowing experience, but it turned out to be alright. Out of fear, I turned to writing to calm myself. And just like always, writing stood me in good stead. But the post was disturbing and inappropriate for these forums, so I chose to delete it. It was not the kind of content I wanted to create anyway. Like war times, no time to question this crap, just carry on. Just one more...
Blathering’s I haven’t done a blog in a while, not because I ran out of idea’s it’s because I have too many in the fire. I plan on doing 16 more ‘once upons’. I’ve been drawing them, having a ball doing that and decided to do another series related to them. The ‘fiddler and jumping jack jimmy jam jones.’ I’m also still writing my android series- in the middle of the current chapter. I plan on doing 6 more chapters and a few interludes. I created a new character that I’m really excited...
Packing the suitcases and all the other 101 sundry items in the car is like trying to fit a quart into a pint pot. Mr P always insists on doing it his way. I watch as he tries to ram yet another square and oblong rigid shaped object into an oval-ish shape car boot. Of course, it won't fit. Not a hope in hell. NO, he doesn't want my help because it is NOT going to fit. Any fool can see it ain't going to fit. Not a hope in Hell. He rants on and on ... Note to self: Write a poem about male...
On Wednesday, in a moment of desperation, I took the brave decision to drive across Portugal and Spain, to France and then after a couple of weeks onto the UK. It's a three day trip to France with two overnight stops. You may wonder - why not fly? Since COVID I won't. Sardines in a tin can all sharing the same recycled air always resulted in contracting some bug or other on a good day. With COVID. forget it. Thanks to COVID, we've not seen our family in the UK since November 2019 nor...
"You're a part-time freak. Not a freak mid-week. My gosh, you are a bore... The Truth is Coming Out." -"Ha Ha Freak" The Great Malarkey So, my Uncle used to say that alcoholics would have a "Moment of Clarity". I realized they have an unfair monopolization of a useful term. You see, all too often people are too close to a problem to see it. They don't have the personal insight to find their own flaws, even with both hands and a flashlight. That was me. I used to have a favorite...
G: "Since we're incapable of keeping silent." D: "You're right, we're inexhaustible." G: "It's so we won't think." D: "We have that excuse." G: "It's so we won't hear." D: "We have our reasons." G: "All the dead voices." D: "They make a noise like wings." G: "Like leaves." D: "Like sand." G: "Like Leaves." D: "To have lived is not enough for them. To be dead is not enough for them." G: "They make a noise like feathers." D: "Like leaves." -"Waiting for Godot" by Samuel...
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