Author Archives: Michael

Truthful Tuesday – 2nd August

Birth Control – Yes or No I was brought up in a Catholic family in a very Catholic world. We were taught that basically as Monty Python said, that every little sperm counts. However, when I was married and babies … Continue reading

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Photo Challenge #425 – Tosca (the dog not the Opera).

Tosca, the dog, not the opera, stood staunchly guarding her domain. Standing on the back veranda she surveyed her kingdom with a quiet reserve ready to strike at any moment should her world be invaded. Her owners were loving folk, … Continue reading

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What Do You See #145 – 1st August – Barry

His name was Barry and he lived not far from me in an old house that seemed to be sinking into the ground. He was for the most part a poor miserable soul. Any time you inquired as to his … Continue reading

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Crimson’s Creative Challenge #194 – Time

There’s the thing about time. It keeps on, you can’t replay the past. I find it irritating that it ticks away oblivious to how I feel and what effect it is having on me. It is the joke of the … Continue reading

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Crimson’s Creative Challenge #182 – Self-Isolation

I’m locked inside at the moment. It’s called self-isolation as I have tested positive for Covid. Last week I was in Tasmania on a touring holiday with two friends. This week I’m holed up at home. It was a wonderful … Continue reading

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Crimson’s Creative Challenge – #178 – A Brick in the Wall

As I’ve wandered through life I’ve become more and more aware that if life was a wall then I’m just another brick in the wall. We are all part of a whole. Life is a myriad of components multitudinous in … Continue reading

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Aging, Wisdom, Experience – 4

This has been the most difficult exploration of the three topics listed above. It’s taken me some weeks, but it’s about my experience, not anyone else’s. This time I want to address the issue of experience. With aging, you’d like … Continue reading

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Crimson’s Creative Challenge #176 – Crisp and the Greenhouse

My aged companion Crisp, whose mind was not as it used to be, had observed the old greenhouse on our Sunday afternoon walk. “They’re not doing it right,” she announced as we looked across at it. Clearly, it was overgrown … Continue reading

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Crimson’s Creative Challenge # 173 – It’s a Duck.

It’s a duck. No, it isn’t. It can’t be it hasn’t got a duck’s bill. Well, I think it is. Its face is pointy. Ducks don’t have pointy faces, they have duck faces. From where I come from it’s a … Continue reading

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Aging, Wisdom, Experience – 3

I wanted this post to be about wisdom, the getting of it and the application of it but in the past few weeks, there have been things/stuff that has gotten in the way. Wisdom comes with age, so they say, … Continue reading

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