Category Archives: Stories

Weekly Photo Challenge: MINE

Not necessarily the most glamorous photos, but the subjects indubitably are mine! First, a nice cup of tea, green tea, for warmth and solace and contemplation: And less glamorous still, but certainly mine own — my two published books:

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About the Self-Portrait Challenge: Me and Medusa?

A week or so ago, the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge was Self-Portrait. My first three entries showed an eye, a shadow, a reflection — and I was hardly alone in my curious reluctance actually to come out and show my … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Possibilities, 3

Combine a few letters and you can compose — an epic, a poem, a ballad, a treatise, a novel, a biography, the history of the world. Twenty-six letters of the alphabet in English, just twenty-six, and the possibilities are endless!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Possibilities, 2

To me this window tells a story, makes a promise, offers an illusion — If you come and buy these fine white garments, you will be ready to take off somewhere, flying high, to visit a tropical island where birds … Continue reading

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An Erratic Journal: “Home” in Ireland

Here’s a memory of a once-upon-a-time home (along with a bonus, an unexpected poem) from our Irish correspondent, Berna, over in County Kildare: Well, as for Innisfree, I wouldn’t much go for Yeats’ damp ‘clay and wattles’ cabin. There would … Continue reading

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