Monthly Archives: February 2009

The French connection, pesto, post, and post-pronoia post positivity

Pronoia and positivity work!  Since this post great things have happened, especially today! 1) I received a cheque in the post (for some transcription work). 2) I received a positive email from a potential commissioner, pleased with the sample work … Continue reading

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Not hot sex, yet mad fun: the joy of three-letter words. Part II.

[UPDATE 20 APRIL 2009: Since this was first posted it has had about 300 hits from people seeking information on the Dogue de Bordeaux. I have added information on this breed, and have referred to two books which should be … Continue reading

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Not hot sex, yet mad fun: the joy of three-letter words. Part I.

The last post was heavy stuff, so here’s a fun one! In my penultimate post I mentioned my favourite words.  Later I realised I had omitted one:  yet. yet Yet is the crème de la crème of conjunctions,  a feminine sophisticate.  … Continue reading

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Postal privatisation and eating disorders: the sordid link.

It’s a good exercise for a writer (or, indeed, for anyone) to take two apparently unrelated things and try to find a link between them.  This morning (24 February), listening to Today on Radio 4, I had no difficulty in … Continue reading

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Poetry, prose, pronoia, passion, persistence and perspective: musings on positivity and “the law of attraction”

My take on self-help, pronoia, synchronicity, the law of attraction etc., especially as it applies to my life as a writer. Lots of links! Continue reading

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The case of the hyphen and other crimes of omission and commission

Many lament the effective demise of the apostrophe, misused to the point of uselessness. (Here’s a wee poem I penned on the subject many years ago. Note that it might have better to have referred to possessive adjectives rather than … Continue reading

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Slide rules to search engines: a unique slice of history!

This is a stream-of-consciousness post rather unlike my others. I hope you find it entertaining. I have just logged on to my Facebook profile and accepted an invitation to join the Photograph a Police Officer Today group. The internet informed … Continue reading

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