Monthly Archives: March 2013

Sink or swim

My mother never learned to swim. When she visited us in Spain, we took her for a walk around the beach, she was in her late 70s, a leisurely walk of around an hour, but she was quite capable of … Continue reading

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Do journalists have morals?

Apparently not. A blogging friend recently compared plumbers with politicians, journalists, sex-offenders and bankers in the scheme of detritus of life. Given that my partner does plumbing work as part of his multi-skilled toolbox and I’m a trained and qualified … Continue reading

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Some Saturday thoughts on blogging

Another gem from WordPress. If you write a long post, you need to tag it as a long post. Not with the obvious word ‘long’ of course. You now have to tag your post using WPLongform. What is a long … Continue reading

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From death to trivia

Originally posted on Work of the Negative: A Marxist-Humanist blog:
From the new March-April 2013 issue of News & Letters: Editorial State of the U.S. wars The opening of Barack Obama’s second term made it clear that, despite all talk…

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So sad me

For those of you wishing for a very Cloudy Rough Seas Extremely Turbulent blog post, I thought I would sneak in a quick one. Discretion applies. A new person commenting on roughseas in fact. On my International Women’s Day post. … Continue reading

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Crufts – nice doggies and all that

Primp. Preen. Parade. People and Pups (so cute to call dogs pups) run around the ring indistinguishably, hair and fur floating elegantly in the breeze. Unless they are a Mexican Hairless, or a Hairless Chihuahua, of course. Pose and gait … Continue reading

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Rainy day Monday

We all love the rain. It’s good for the ground, and we need it. It’s not so good for hanging out the washing, and it’s certainly not so good when inconsiderate drivers park illegally on the pavement forcing pedestrians into … Continue reading

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Humour? Funny?

I don’t do funny. At all. I can’t tell jokes, I loathe crass racist or sexist jokes, and my sense of humour is limited to the top of the acid scale. Which is why I find it strange when people … Continue reading

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