Have you had an adverse reaction that has taken you by surprise?

Do you find yourself having to explain stuff that shouldn’t need explaining? Or had negative feedback from someone you thought would understand?I really don’t think I’m the only one.Join the club. I’ve written about this previously but something happened the other day that made me want to visit the subject again. I was on Facebook.…

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Do short people get the short straw? Just asking.

Today’s news featured a Canadian explaining what it’s like to be a short man in today’s society. Facts state plainly that shorter individuals in places like Canada, USA, and some European countries do not fare as well in the job market, on salary scales, and in society generally. How so? That shorter people are ‘inferior’…

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Inventive or Mean?Different takes on the same behaviour.

A few years ago I found a comprehensive book on crafting and creating, published by Reader’s Digest, in a charity (thrift) shop.The book’s title is ‘Create it Yourself’ and it covers such subjects as kitchen skills, jewellery making, patchwork, gardening, and natural skincare in just over 300 pages. It cost the princely sum of £2.50.What’s…

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A Modern-day Scary Faery Tale.

In the land of Assu there lived an incredibly smart ruler who was loved by his people. This ruler was blessed with very special powers. His ears had magic filters so that everything he heard was pleasing to him, and when these filters malfunctioned due to overload his mouth could shout a special mantra, ekaf…

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Reasons to go on: Poems, part 4

Reason to go on: Bloody-mindedness In sickness A pail of depression; A fist of anger; A sweated brow of anxiety; A deep well of despair; A flight of fear; Simmer together for 50 years. Drink the evil broth. The show must go onJust one cut, then another, slice through skin smooth and thin;blade drawing criss-cross,…

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Reasons to go on: Poems, part 3

Reason to go on: Guilt Fragment see how she glimmers thin sliver of light, she smiles out my name answers cries to unite; she winks through the rainbow shares secrets so sweet plays the game to perfection; till we’re ready to meet. she touches my mind caresses my soul kisses my skin: we are ready…

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