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Happiness is a warm keyboard=I live to and love to write

The weather channel has been a big part of my day for over a week now, Dorian is just now approaching my area and thankfully it is farther off shore than they had first said. I am inland so we should be fine but this time of worrying… for so many days…stocking up in fear of having no power… and the worry if there would be any open stores after it ends. This was considerably more upsetting than in hurricane threats of years past . If something...

Rangers 0—2 Celtic.

There’s an afterglow to this sweet Old Firm derby. Neil Lennon had a few hard choices to make. In goal he could have played Fraser Foster, Craig Gordon or my mate’s mum. He said she could have played in goals and he was right enough. Lennon went with Fraser Foster. Celtic’s dodgy defence was on display. Rangers were at home. The bookies made them favourites. Celtic were 2/1. All the Daily Record pundits gave Rangers the edge by a goal or more...

My Conversation With Pasta

Hello…. I'm back. It’s savoury. I crave…. something crunchy… spicy… absolutely filling! Tell you what? We can worry about our waist lines later… Perhaps when we’re not eating… It’s bad multi- tasking, I hear. So, relax, enjoy, eat… modestly? Is that fair to say? Whether you’re having friends over, debating on what to bring over for a family dinner, lunch or brunch, I’ve got you covered. First thing I think about when deciding on a main or side...

STORY AND POEM OF THE MONTH

August's picks have very kindly been chosen by Ewan. Here they are: Story of the Month Top story goes to Insertponceyfrenchnamehere’s “Katy, A Ghost Story”, a story so good it makes me wish for the days when she had more time to write. https://www.abctales.com/story/insertponceyfrenchnamehere/katy-ghost-sto... An honourable mention must go, firstly, to “Tight As A Boiled Owl” by Weatherwax which achieves a difficult feat, writing historical...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

It's been wonderful to see so many new writers on ABC Tales, and so many regulars posting really fantastic stuff. It makes choosing these Picks all the harder, but it's a hugely enjoyable task. Story of the Week is Beekery's 'An Open Letter To Perpetual Sadness'. It's about living with cancer, and it's funny, angry, wise and very, very readable. Do please have a look if you haven't already: https://www.abctales.com/story/beekery/open-letter-...

Moon-Earth Sketches

For our purposes there is actually nothing so special about the Moon and the Earth. They are only names and for convenience, the situation holds just the same for any two orbiting bodies: Moon-Earth; moon-planet; planet-Sun; binary stars or a pair of black holes etc. The model should work better with large masses, close proximity and fast rotation but not to extremes because you will have relativistic influence, and the bodies should be...

The Deep Dark Choc

I have an announcement…. I’ve got 3 bodies! Sweet, savoury and fit. Note to self, fit applies to well balanced, which implies consistency, which means effort, translation… rare! Very rare, especially in winter when keeping warm turns into another slice of cake please or what some refer to as empty calories (crisps, candy etc). Well they’re not so empty if the scale clearly knows where to find them. But I digress! It’s the sweet body I’m...

Anita Moorjani (2012) Dying To Be Me. My Journey from Cancer to Near Death to True Healing.

I consume these books like sweets. A guilty secret. Guilt is always bad for you. You know how it goes. Anita Moorjani died then she has a choice whether she wanted to come back to this world, or stay where she was, heaven. Heaven is not a place with celestial gates and angels strumming harps, rather it is a state of bliss. Since there is no such thing as time, it could be said to be eternal. We know she came back, because here she is telling the...

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