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A blogging journey – from WordPress.com to WordPress.org (Blog Post)

Blogging has become an expensive hobby. Once upon a time about six years ago I had set up as a free wordpress.com site. A few name changes later, then domains caught my attention. This was followed by a personal plan and different themes. More recently, as I am back on a blogging phase – frustrations…
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Complaints (Poem)

A terrible morning, Mourning joy lost, Troubles are mounting, A mountain of costs   Poor customer service, Treated like a servant, Let down; forever waiting, So many expectations.   Lunch almost tasteless, Coffee without a kick, Accumulation of wastage, Whole body is sick.   I shall lodge a many complaint, In spite of ill health,…
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On this Two Way Street (Short Story)

It is a peculiar place. In a November afternoon reminiscing of an April of years ago – the crispy breeze amongst a sun bestowing light generously but only teasing samples of its warmth. The leaves that left, the soil that wept but the seasons are one and the same. All in this vicinity that had…
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recommended reads, book review of John Steinbeck 'The Pearl'

The Pearl (Recommended Reads)

Recommended Reads: The Pearl by John Steinbeck My rating: 4 of 5 stars John Steinbeck is perhaps most remembered for ‘Of Mice and Men’. Although I cannot remember much from a literary perspective of that book from English in school – the story itself still remains a prominent memory. I revisited him as an author…
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Idol Talk (Poem)

I once loved a sports player, Peak attributes and physique, Yet awe turned to critique, As I learned of his cheats. So I lost faith in sport.   I once admired a musician, Her words – harmonious melody, Yet once listening at an audition… Vocals… but a pre-recorded felony. So I lost faith in music.…
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Travellers (Short Story)

Do you ever notice how children endeavour to move? They long to conquer their surroundings – their eyes speaking fascination of the world, their open mouths screaming misinterpreted joys of sights they behold. They fall only to learn how bruises can turn to steps. Young ones secretly know a lot that we do not –…
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The Sorrows of Young Werther (Recommended Reads)

The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe My rating: 5 of 5 stars It’s surprising how many short novels can create such an impact. Apparently written in six weeks by a then 24 year old Goethe (according to Wikipedia at least), it is the descriptive language through which the passions are expressed…
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Back online (Blog Post)

It’s been a while since I wrote on this space. I impulsively decided to register a new domain and play about with the website, like some niggling unsettling subconscious until it was done. We’ll just pretend I’ve been really busy living an enriched and productive life to notice, rather than address that it was never really missed…
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Active passivists and passive activists (Blog post)

Most of this blog site is dedicated to poetry. One such reason is self-explanatory –  it’s an enjoyment of mine, a subjective writing where the subject matter is often less subject to criticism in its expression: creative writing can perhaps get away with more because it is perceived and can metaphorically pass as more subliminal,…
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Procrastination – Maybe it isn't such a bad thing…(Blog post)

So here it is. I have finally registered this blog as a ‘dot com’ website. You can tell it’s procrastination season when you have thousands of ideas in your mind that, for some reason, lay dormant when you have nothing better to do. I suddenly found things that, before, didn’t before seem to cross my…
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