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…

Never mind my generation, what about yours?

I got on a bus recently. Let me tell you, my life is one long party. I had a suitcase with me so, wanting to stay close to the luggage rack, I flopped down in the nearest seat, only noticing a couple of minutes later that it was one prioritised for the elderly and infirm. My…