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Answers on a postcard, please

How d’you like your politics
And governmental policies
Of democratic choice?
Scribbled on old envelopes?
Or on a pack of cancer sticks?
Or should it be the richest… 119 more words


Britain expects

To continue from yesterday’s ‘All for one and one for all..?

The Cameron, Miliband and Clegg trio rush to Scotland at the last minute, the subsequent intervention of Gordon Brown and the ensuing hasty… 889 more words


All for one and one for all..?

“Forgive me my nonsense, as I also forgive the nonsense of those that think they talk sense.” ~ Robert Frost

Given that we are on a shifting carpet and no one actually knows anything very definitive yet, no matter what they say, this is just an intuitive, rough response to the last few days: 1,440 more words


Writing 101: Unlock the Mind

To get started, let’s loosen up. Let’s unlock the mind. Today, take twenty minutes to free write. And don’t think about what you’ll write. Just write. 675 more words

Writing 101

Politalists and journalicians

The next round of misplaced vitriol
And the same old tired, dumb insistences -
The concentrated concern for career
And petty party interests.
Craftsmen disingenuous, with crude revisions… 140 more words


"The Courage to Be Afraid"

Of the various emotions that we are alternately encouraged or discouraged from feeling – fear is one that occupies an odd position. After all, fear is a very powerful emotional state and being able to manipulate it in canny ways can provoke in people a range of behaviors; simultaneously a surplus of fear can easily tip over into apathy, indolence, or an inured acceptance of the somber state of things. 2,324 more words


50 Word Exercise - The Letter

It was just a stupid letter.

One I should never have opened.

It didn’t belong to me.

I should have left it back there in the street, ignored. 22 more words