Okay, it's showing off. 30k in ten days. It's taking two sessions a day, and commitment to updating the Ninny Rhino goal tracker (and I learned that the tracker has a stats page!) to see just how it's going. It may look impressive, but some of that is notes. I always do at least as … Continue reading Numbers and things
Each day on the way home from school, Carlie stopped at the bakery. She waited at the end of the shop where all the dust accumulated until the baker called her forward. He wouldn't let her come too close to the loaves and buns and glass-fronted cabinets until every customer was out of sight. Only … Continue reading The Price
The question raised by #FPQ “Do you believe that anyone can really experience anything objectively? Why or why not?” The first reaction was almost shock. Objective? Humans? Not influenced by personal feelings? Not only is that unlikely, I think it's impossible. Why do I feel that? First, how do we learn? Is it through the force-feeding … Continue reading Discourse
Why worry about whether this will happen or that will happen, or what if, or why ... if an opportunity arises to do something, why not just do it? Opportunities are few and dwindling. Especially with age and the consequences of choices made while indulging in the belief of never-ending youth. Who, me? No, I'm … Continue reading Do, or Do Not
... Well, the price is never clearly stated, but I have borne some of the cost. My trees. It's hot here. And dry. It's always hot and dry in summer in Adelaide, but this is the worst and the last rain of GT 4mm was in September. I empty the laundry and bathwater onto the … Continue reading And That’ll Cost You …
The words get put together in a pattern, and within that pattern is a call to respond. They do it, they sing, they whisper, they scream and curdle. Words are magic, they spell the reader, the speaker, the writer. The temptation they speak of will twist the recipient to the will of the words, embroil … Continue reading The Words Did it, You Can’t Blame Me!
I have a tag: Fibber, Fabricator and Teller-of-Tall-Tales. That, to me, is three things that give the person who reads them some indication of what they're in for. An account that may or may not be truthful, honest, or even possible. A storyteller invests a lot of things in the story. There may even be … Continue reading The Three Things