Weekly Song Challenge: Round 17

I’m playing along again this week with the Weekly Song Challenge hosted by Laura at Lauravent69 Post a video of a song that makes you think of your youth. ‘Stuck In The Middle With You’ by Stealer’s Wheel is forever associated in my head with revising for my final University exams in June 1973. In…

One-Liner Wednesday: Go For It

“I don’t regret for a single moment having lived for pleasure. I did it to the full, as one should do everything that one does.” – Oscar Wilde: ‘De Profundis’ – – – – – – – – Written while incarcerated in Reading Gaol. You really should read it.One-Liner Wednesday 24 October 2018

One-Liner Wednesday: Recycling

“There are plenty of ruined buildings in the world, but no ruined stones”  – Hugh McDiarmid (1892-1978), Scottish poet, journalist and essayist – – – – – – – – – – – One-Liner Wednesday 15 August 2018

One-Liner Wednesday: Past The Halfway Mark

“You and I have memories/longer than the road that lies ahead”   – ‘Two Of  Us’, by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon & McCartney), from the album ‘Let It Be’ – – – – – – – Last week’s One-Liner was about the future, so in the interests of editorial balance here’s one about the…

One-Liner Wednesday: Seriously, though…

“A government that is strong because it is free, and confident because it is just, has nothing to fear in granting refuge to exiles.”  – Alexander von Humboldt (1769 – 1859), German explorer and polymath.  – – – – – – – Well, that explains a lot doesn’t it? As a general rule, we like…

SoCS: Never As Good As The First Time

First time for everything  – even participating in Stream of Consciousness Saturday. This week’s theme is ‘book title’. I try always to have a ‘proper’ book on the go and make a point of reading at least a few pages every day. I spent a couple of years working my way through the Guardian list…