Samson

When it rains, The little cat sits in the window, Watching. The choices are ours to make And some are honest mistakes Like the rain falling in sheets. He does not know how Vapour rises, how long It takes for the clouds to grow heavy. The love we fall for, that Strikes like lightning, so […]

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Valuable lessons of today:

1. Olives and coffee poor breakfast make. 2. I hate lists. 3. Tautology is a weapon of mass destruction. 4. Praise God for apples. 5. When the cat is wet, it rains outside. Or is raining. Or has been. 6. I totally dislike the stickiness of summer. It gives me the creeps. The cats agree.

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the witness of castaway

I am effectively church-less. I have been made to leave the church I served, when the pastor initiated not extending my evangelist credentials on the grounds that he did not see a necessity for my ministry in this particular congregation. He initiated the process behind my back, never mentioning it to me. I had to learn […]

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different lucidity

they say – and i have seen it actually – there is a moment of lucidity before the final departure. the whole of today is torn by flashbacks. of pictures of sudden bursts of coherence and actual joy when my mother spoke like she was better. of the little flutter of hope. and then, the […]

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biology

and why, really, why does it have to be apple in all the films about the garden of eden? why not persimmon? why not plum? why not… peach, or grape, or pomegranate? what have the apple-trees done to the artists since ancient times, did they not provide cider and apple-juice, and comfortable shadow, and most […]

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beware* the linux of many flavours

so, my inner voice (a very strange thing, but not to be disregarded altogether) said some time ago: ‘move to Linux’. i, rationally, said: ‘why?’ my inner voice said nothing. that’s how it is with them inner voices. drop their proverbial brick in the middle of your proverbial garden, and go, just like that. i […]

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epic yet again

dear diary, we have not talked for some time, and here i am, all the same. so, i had this … encounter with snow-covered ice and concrete on sunday.

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