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Stories and Poems:

A Real Good Catch

He real nice this one. Want you to meet him. This one he real good to me. I’m happy. Real happy. Lost six kilo. Don’t know how, why. Just...

On the Radar...

The Night’s Insomnia ‘When the angels are panting and scratching the door to come in …’  Leonard Cohen, 2012 If the night is long, and there can be no...

On Writing:

The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge:

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Oh, the mixed-up, topsy turvy characters you meet in this endless succession of weird situations. How does our intrepid heroine overcome her series of trials? Mostly by virtue of...

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Group sex and conveyor-belt babies aside, Brave New World kind of socked me in the heart with all its ideas about happiness and the human condition.