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Still gone writing

October 22, 2019

It has been about 3 months since I decided to stay off this blog and try and bring some other writing projects to conclusions (finish or abandon).

I think it’s working but I have neither finished nor abandoned any of the 7 “projects” I had ongoing.

Another 3 months should begin to generate some clarity.


 

Nonsense and nonsense

July 23, 2019

I am taking a break to try and finish some writing. But it’s slow going and I need a break from my break.

Nonsense verse always rejuvenates.

Trying to write nonsense is not as easy it might seem.

And there are many kinds of nonsense. But nonsense verse must be read aloud.

Cheese and ham

Once the mouse had got his spoon

The cat then stole his ham and peas.

The cow jumped over the waxing moon

If only it wasn’t made of cheese.

 

Maun thum kun

Maun thum kun lanti brangin frau

Klum framking, framking, panto prang

Tagarn hartino balarmun klau,

Stum ginto, thinto, fanto thrang


 

Gone writing

June 25, 2019

Writing my book(s) is making progress (again) and this blog will have to play second fiddle for a while.


 

4,000 posts

June 8, 2019

I started this blog on 16th April 2010 and have just reached 4,000 posts.

That’s 3,344 days and I am still ahead of my initial objective of writing a post a day.

It started off as a way of taking a break from other writing. I have never had any particular audience in mind and it has proved to be very effective therapy against “writers block”. Inevitably posts have been about any subject that happened to be uppermost in my mind at the time.

I have no aspirations to be educational or inspirational or of influencing others. I suppose – as with most writings – I keep posting to satisfy myself.



 

Time lines are relative

April 6, 2019

History is pre-me and is the diffuse period before I was born.

Ancient history is the misty past before my father was born.

The good old days lasted all the time I was dependent upon someone else.

Modern times covers my working life.

And the devolution of mankind started when I “retired” and the world has been going downhill ever since.


 

Many New Year celebrations left in 2019

January 1, 2019

Apart from in June and July, it would seem that New Year is celebrated somewhere in every month of the year.


 

Devolution of democracy

December 28, 2018

A modern politician’s priorities:

  1. Me
  2. The party
  3. The party’s leadership
  4. My voters
  5. My party’s voters
  6. The country
  7. My constituency

Other parties’ voters do not enter the picture.


 

Where matter and energy came from

December 23, 2018


 

How big is the universe?

December 23, 2018


 

“Girls were made to love and kiss” – and who are we to interfere with this

December 19, 2018

Fertility drops when you can’t tell the boys from the girls.

This is now as politically incorrect as it is possible to be.

Still true though.

“Flirting is jolly, it’s folly, but fun”

I must have first heard this in the 1960s and it was probably the Richard Tauber version I heard on radio. It is still as enjoyable now as it was then. (The second verse has not quite the meaning it once had).



GIRLS WERE MADE TO LOVE AND KISS

From the Operetta “Paganini” (1925) (Franz Lehár)

(Original libretto by Paul Knepler & Béla Jenbach)

(English adaptations by A.P. Herbert & Harry Dexter (1937),

and by David Kram & Dennis Olsen) 

As recorded by Richard Tauber:

 

Girls were made to love and kiss

And who am I to interfere with this?

Is it well?  Who can tell?

But I know the good Lord made it so

 

Am I ashamed to follow nature’s way?

Shall I be blamed if God has made me gay?

Does it pay?  Who can say?

I’m a man and kiss her when I can

 

Yet I have suffered in love’s great deeps

I know the passion that never sleeps

I know the longing and wronging of hearts

The hope that flatters and shatters and smarts

 

I suffer still but I sleep at nights

Man cannot always be on the heights

And when our aching and breaking is done

Flirting is jolly, it’s folly, but fun

 

Girls were made to love and kiss

And who am I to interfere with this?

Does it pay?  Who can say?

I’m a man and kiss her when I can


 


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