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The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

Wolf Instinct

Everyone in this chat-room
is trying to work out
why dogs stare at the moon.

Probably for the same reason as human beings
to unwind, unravel, to feel small, 108 more words



Three AM and we were the last ones
standing, playing fetch in the garden,
drunk Englishman and an American’s
dog. They named him after a football… 169 more words



Plane gets grounded at Gatwick
and the passengers are quick
to complain, share expletives
about Easyjet, take to Twitter
together and tell the world
that they’re collectively bitter: 136 more words


I Knew The Answer But Wished I Didn't

Fifty years and Laika has become
the answer to a question
in a general knowledge round
of a university pub quiz, and

they have stopped cleaning… 47 more words


New Haven (during)

They stood on front porches
staring skywards, holding the hands
of their partners and their children,
waiting to see lights,

waiting for the bomb to fall… 48 more words



Every account I read mentions windows.
They want to know what she saw
when she made it to the stars,
how small she thought the world was. 102 more words