What Do You Collect?

When I was a child my mother decided that I should collect stamps. She bought me an album for the stamps, gave me a whole bunch of pre-collected stamps, and told me to sort out my collection. After that she kept giving me stamps she'd steamed off envelopes, and even pre-ordered special new stamps which... Continue Reading →

Learn Narcissist in 5 Minutes for FREE

So you want to learn Narcissist in 5 minutes for free. Okay. The clock is ticking. Let's do this. But before we go any further I need to answer a few questions. It won't take me more than a kazillion years. Take a seat, shut up and put up with it. No, not on that... Continue Reading →

SYW: I’ll Think Of A Title Later

I can't think of a thing to say. Ah, wait, false alarm. Phew! You were almost spared the pleasure of another one of my posts. Or something like that. I thought I'd do three challenges in one. Plus one from me to myself - I'm going to attempt to give straightforward/short answers. Challenge #1 comes... Continue Reading →

Is Blogging Better Than Sex?

Yes, of course it is! And if you tell me that I only think it is because I haven't had sex with you... that's a good point! I can't argue with that. Rory of A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip has been doing a very interesting (for bloggers anyway, sorry non-bloggers) series, and, in... Continue Reading →

9 Things I’ll Do in My Next Life

I've been creatively challenged to do something I'm really not good at doing at all - making plans. I've tried, tried and tried again, and I'm still waiting for that moment when I succeed at it after all that practice. This creative challenge comes from The Reverist of Riddles & Reveries, where he writes beautifully... Continue Reading →

The Ultimate How To Upset Bloggers Guide

I'm just clickbaiting. This isn't a how to upset bloggers guide. But if you did visit this post for that and you really want to know how to do it - do what you normally do which upsets people and voila! So why the title? Well, yesterday I had an interesting comment-chat with Rory on... Continue Reading →

What Makes You Laugh?

Have you ever wondered who was the very first person to laugh. How did it happen. Did the early humans laugh. And if they did laugh was it because they found something funny or was it a primal survival skill which had nothing to do with humour. Was laughter used as a warning like a... Continue Reading →

What Should I Write About?

The title of this post has a story attached to it. It has several stories attached to it. Do I tell them all, just tell one of them or talk about something else altogether? If you'd like to make a suggestion about what I should write about in a post, please feel free to share... Continue Reading →

What’s a Biggest Lie?

If you know what a "biggest lie" is, please let me know as I've just spent more than an hour trying to figure out what it is. It has been both interesting and frustrating trying to figure it out. Of course I ended up on Wikipedia reading the extensive list of types of lie which... Continue Reading →

SYW: Welcome to the Blunderdome

I may have to delete my blog after this... there's probably a less extreme solution, but I can't think of one at the moment. All I can think about right now is the fact that I exclaimed "Cha-cha-bing!" out loud with triumphant gusto after I'd finally managed to get the WordPress editor to embed the... Continue Reading →

A Soul Seeking Safety in a Land of Psychological Explosions

Have you ever been stalked by an issue. Found your attention repeatedly drawn to a subject. Everything you see, read, hear, seems to be conspiring to get you to focus on it. It won't let you ignore it. You can't get away from it. This past week the subject of depression keeps cropping up in... Continue Reading →

The Tell A Story Challenge

A few days ago Pensitivity challenged me to write a story to go with an image. Now it's my turn to challenge others to do the same. After a bit of investigative work, I've found the source of this challenge - The Eclectic Contrarian: Tell The Story Challenge - which means I now know the... Continue Reading →

SYW: Scared money can’t win and a worried man can’t love

I thought I'd mix things up a little and combine two writing challenges in one post, since in my mind they go together as they're both asking provocative questions. Things will probably get messy... One challenge comes from Fandango of This That And The Other in his latest Fandango's Provocative Question #10 This is his... Continue Reading →

Best Guess For This Image: Feeling Wrecked

I've been challenged, by the wonderfully creative Pensitivity, to write a story or a poem to go with the featured image of this post. There were actually two images to choose from - to see the other one you'll have to click and visit Pensitivity: Missed the vital bit........ I picked the one with the... Continue Reading →

It All Depends On How You Use It

See that man, the one pointing his finger at you, looking at you with a steely-eyed gaze, challenging you with his style, his expression, his attitude, his words. What impression is he making upon you? He has quite an ego, doesn't he. Does his ego provoke your ego? Do you want to agree with him... Continue Reading →

By The Power of Capercorn

The moment I saw it I loved it. But why? What was it about it which inspired me to feel for it? Why did I love it? It... is the image which is the feature of this post. It... is by Kira. What do you see when you look at it? I see the zodiac... Continue Reading →

Meditations on Realities

Have you ever woken up and not known where you were. Drawn a blank when someone asked your name. Been unable to recall a word which you use every day. Have you ever lost yourself in a book, the reality within the pages becoming more real to you than the one outside. Have you ever... Continue Reading →

Careless Talk

I was going to say nothing, but in the last hour things have changed. However, is it a struggle? It is bothersome and it does make me wish I had the ability to electrically zap people... but if I had that kind of power, would I really use it? There's this conundrum which presents itself... Continue Reading →

Mystery Blogger Award:

At first I thought it was me, it had to be me, it's usually me, but then I realised that it wasn't me at all it was you. WordPress, it's you, and you seem to be glitching out more than usual. Perhaps you shouldn't have changed your colours. I know the new outfit is bright,... Continue Reading →

SYW: I Give You Permission To Read This Post

The title of this post is quite arrogant, isn't it. It's based on a line said by a character in a TV show to another character which was: "I give you permission to like me". At first I reacted to hearing it as I think viewers were supposed to react, with eye roll at the... Continue Reading →

To Be Used Only For Contemplation

It's my birthday today. It's a good day for contemplation. For looking behind a bit and looking ahead a bit, while taking it easy in the now. I'm crossing the threshold not just from one year into another, but from one decade to another. I'm 50 years old today. YAY! I'm actually very excited about... Continue Reading →

A Lamp Burns In A Human Body

What makes you interested in something or someone? What inspires you to want to know more about someone or something? What makes you lean in when someone is talking to focus on what they're saying? When you're browsing the internet, what is it that you're really seeking, hoping to find? What prompts you to click... Continue Reading →

A Parrot Repeats The Conversation He Has Overheard

What did the parrot overhear? Why is he repeating it? Was someone foolish enough to share a secret with a parrot? Or did they tell him something they wanted to be shared but they didn't want it coming from them? Sources close to so-and-so say such-and-such... Have you ever been told something "in secret" which... Continue Reading →

An Empty Hammock

Why is that hammock empty? Why would anyone, once in it, ever get out of it again. Doesn't it look idyllic. Warm. Inviting. The sound of crystal clear waters lapping gently against the shoreline. There's even a boat just in case you want to go somewhere else, but you never do because you're exactly where... Continue Reading →

SYW: Zozays to Zeezays

Hello, and welcome to January 2019. Please unfasten your seat belts, it has been a bumpy ride, but you've made it at last and we have landed. Last night I watched The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2018 on replay, and minutes after it ended I moved onto the main event, Jools' Annual Hoontenanny.... Continue Reading →

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