Monthly Archives: March 2018

A male fairy story

Once upon a time, a prince asked a beautiful princess, “Will you marry me?” The princess immediately said, “No!” And the prince lived happily ever after.

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Going to check if it’s right?

111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321 Pete

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Family fun days at Easter

My parents were alive in the 1970s. At this time of year Dad would devote a considerable amount of his time in devising, what he called, his grand-children’s ‘grand Easter Egg hunt’.  There were my four youngsters and my brother’s … Continue reading

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Avoid cheap hip replacements

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Film Review ~ Red Sparrow (Jennifer Lawrence)

Red Sparrow is a tour de force for Jennifer Lawrence. Red Sparrow is set in a Russia which hasn’t acknowledged that the Cold War has ended. All the familiar tropes are hard at work. There are assassins (Yes- pre-Salisbury), and … Continue reading

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As fragile as a nearly whispered thought Almost composed, but lost, more assumed Like a fragrance mixed into a tornado Singed, unsure of destiny. Doubt, multiplied existentially Not yet the catastrophic tragedy Airy, immature comfortless Ignorance, of the designed effect. … Continue reading

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Yes- That’s my wife

The police came to my front door last night holding a picture of my wife. They said, “Is this your wife, sir?” Shocked, I answered, ” Yes.” They said, “I’m afraid it looks like she’s been hit by a bus.” … Continue reading

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