Open Letter to This Place on Vindictive Cows

    I'm bloody well fed up with it, right to the teeth.  List you well.    Some time back we acquired a most interesting member who wrote a  great deal, often on uncomfortable and sometimes highly controversial subjects. ...

Utterly Dismal

   It was one of the most compleat debacles it has ever been my misfortune to experience in all the years I've been Gaming.   That they went to it like lemmings over the cliff made it all the worse.  Fifteen Players, all but two of them...

It Has a Name

   I've naught against Yanks, me best mate is a Yank, after all. But Yanks, bless 'em, do have some entirely annoying habits, one of which will be to be obtusely ignorant of the proper names...

Not a Modern Problem By Half

You young people seem to think drug abuse is a modern trouble. I can assure you it is not. Dope Head Blues (Victoria Spivey 1927) Just give me one more...

Little Humbug Gift

     Don't say I've never given you anything.    Brownies should never be made from mixes, the chemicals used to keep the ingredients dry and powdery give the results a taste that I prefer only slighty above  ( insert the...

From the Edge of Sleep

   I really was going to go back to sleep.  Very rare for me, to sleep six hours, wake again for a few and then feel as if I could sleep six more.  With the events and concerns of the past few days I am deeply fatigued,...

To All Our New Zealand and Aussie Friends

   The various news services have been reporting serious quakes in Christchurch over the past hours, the second actually occurred while BBC World Service was speaking to a woman there about the first.  I am most concerned for those...

SEABISCUIT!!!!!!!!!!

   See here! I am informed you intend to leave us without a godsbloodydamned word.  Furthermore, you'd got this utterly WRONG notion you will not be missed.  DEADBLOODYFUCKINGWRONG, miss!!!!!    To the rest of you dear...

GOBSMACKED!!!

   May all the good and beneficent Gods in this and every other Universe eternally bless the incredible generosity of young people!!!    Nurse came round this morning to tap me for my blood donation.  I one who is able to give...

On Gift Giving

   Yesterday evening, there were a multi - vehicle accident and what may only be described as large skirmish in a gang war in the city here.  As you might imagine, the hospitals were overburdened for many hours afterwards, which I...

What's in a Name?

   I tuned into BBC World Service a moment ago.  I got in at the end of the segment in progress, just in time to hear the presenter informing us to whom he'd been speaking.  The interviewee's name was enunciated as Kuh Bang Bang.  I kid...

Pondering an Imponderable

  Silly female!  BAH!!!    I've no idea why I let her persuade me in her perfect feminine illogic.  Perhaps I am inclined to be indulgent as Solstice is nigh.  Perhaps it is because she found those three pages of stuff I'd...

Hope Lies Not

Hope lies not in love for " love" be too often born of motivations base and is fickle, dies in the shade of a passing cloud on an otherwise sunny day. Hope lies not in words; ...

For One Who Only Ever Reads

As per your request, the large version so that you may read the fine print. Feel free to pinch it, it is entirely in the public domain.    

Belovéd Luna

Earth may spin me from  her sight but never does she  turn her face from me.    

When the Follies of Youth Become the Wisdom of Age

   Just about a decade ago I was wondering what to do with meself on the coming weekend when I noted a pretty little envelope in the post.  I knew it came from a lovely woman of eighty - nine and so opened it immediately.  In it was...