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Important Fine Fettle Benefits en Route to Cantankerous Tea

I couldn’t have said it better myself!  I read this remarkable article [with tears of laughter [actually, I was there, ed.] clouding my already cloudy vision] all the way to the end, and if you would like to protect your anthology from the ravages of aging I suggest you do too. Without more ado, and with thanks to the internet and computer assisted translation, I bring you this marvellous disquisition on the virtues of cantankerous tea, the rust-oleum paint for your outdoor phototypesetting machine as it were: Important Fine fettle Benefits En route to Cantankerous Tea Inasmuch as thousands of years, the … Continue reading

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World’s Worst Novel: Chapter 13

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Assistive assistance and affirmative answers …

as if … merely an antidote to the last post’s seemingly negative title. It was meant to be a positive … a reminder to see the possibilities not the dangers in a new situation.  But it was kind of bossy.  Now there’s a useful word! But today my mind is more fragmented than whole, and I have never been good at compartmentalizing, an awful, evil word or I should say concept, so I am going to simply put on some tunes, and mellow out.  We have noticed a trend in my favourite mother-in-law that when she becomes anxious or atrabilious … Continue reading

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Thwarting behaviour and the instant negative

I am not sure why parents do this to their children, and we were no exception until self-awareness and being met with the same behaviour from our children got in the way and made it much more effective if less efficient to listen and think before just saying no. Kidding aside, we found we said no automatically, 90% of the time.  Once we learned to pause for a moment, it became possible to say yes to all sorts of things that were wonderful overall, if somewhat trying during certain minutes.  The band in the basement comes to mind. There is just … Continue reading

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World’s Worst Novel: Chapter Twelve

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Solve and coagula? How have I not heard of this?

There has been a flood of comic books into our house recently [exacerbated by middle son's wisdom-teeth-ectomy, which led to a parental wallet-ectomy] something [the flood and the wallet-ectomy, not the teeth extraction] that has occurred every now and then throughout my decades I slowly realised as the current wave engulfed our wee abode, and while I am not much of a fan of superhero movie heroes, like Superman, I have read every Calvin and Hobbes and Bloom County I could find. And when I start to think back, my childhood was filled with comics too, from Peanuts to the Fantastic Four … … Continue reading

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Turtles all the way down ..

I can’t remember when I first heard this explanation for creation and the earth, but basically the theory holds that the earth is supported by a turtle, and if one asks what supports the turtle, the answer is, “It’s turtles all the way down.” While simplistic, it actually captures the difficulty in any discussion of time and creation and the universe, because it is nonsense to say that things ‘began’ with the Big Bang [at least the biggest one we know of or can imagine, ed.] because there must have been something to go bang, and while the universe may … Continue reading

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World’s Worst Novel: Chapter Eleven

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Bacq at it …

Good Morning Sorry for the hiatus, but things happy and things gastric created a glitch in the matrix. But when time and space had rearranged themselves in a better way, an actual Matrix [not this one] delivered your sometimes rocky host to the rocky Georgian Bay [This one!] Even Woden would have trouble being angry here, especially on his name day, and as my belly improves I am sure so to will my mind, and as always I appreciate the patience of my audience.

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World’s Worst Novel: Chapter Ten

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