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Who Knows Me?

I have a piece of foil that I’ve been re-using for about three years. It wasn’t new to start with. It was a scrap that had been used to wrap something or cover a dish. 598 more words


Clare, Saturday night out

Saturday 6th February 2016, 9.30pm (day 1,626)

It’s been months since there was a proper portrait of the wife on this blog, so let’s make up for it with this shot from our night out at the Trades Club (‘Nutclough City Limits’). 22 more words

Daily Post

Rocketing Shakily Down an Icy Mountain With Two Pieces of Metal Stuck to My Feet

“The problem with winter sports is that — follow me closely here — they generally take place in winter.”
― Dave Barry

Over the past few weeks, winter has finally arrived in Romania, chasing away the relatively mild temperatures and bringing with it the snow. 1,100 more words



Wow, you’re so beautiful. Beautiful soul. Beautiful heart. Beautiful spirit. I could spend hours watching and observing you, only to figure out what I already know. 1,205 more words

Short Stories

Serving sweet justice at Clare's Cops & Doughnuts

We stopped by Clare’s iconic Cops & Doughnuts Bakery today. One-hundred percent owned by nine local police officers who purchased the City Bakery in 2009, Cops & Doughnuts is a must see stop on any travelers beat around Mid-Michigan. 71 more words


Clare hurling

The hurling matches, called goals, are very injurious to the morals and industry of the younger classes; after performing feats of activity, that would astonish a bread and cheese Englishman, they too often adjourn to the whiskey-house, both men and women, and spend the night in dancing, singing, and drinking until perhaps morning, and too often quarrels and broken heads are the effects of this inebriety; matches are often made between the partners at the dance; but it frequently happens that they do not wait for the priest’s blessing, and the fair one must apply to a magistrate, who generally obliges the faithless Strephon to make an honest woman of her. 35 more words


Times are Changing

“Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.”
― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Considering that our lives constantly change, it is really quite surprising how much we resist change. 876 more words